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August 06, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 data doesn't support Codapocalypse

Remit Data has given us some data that puts a rosy spin on ICD-10 implementation. They compare six months of data in 2016 to the same period in 2015.
July 19, 2016
Carl Natale

Three reasons why ICD-10 data is important to healthcare

It's a bit surprising that physicians weren't vigorously looking forward to the expansion of healthcare data found in ICD-10 claims.
June 01, 2016
Carl Natale

How to unlock the benefits of ICD-10 data

The big promise made during ICD-10 preparation was that ICD-10 specificity would provide more diagnostic data that would lead to advances in healthcare. That was dismissed by ICD-10 foes.
May 17, 2016
Carl Natale

Where denials are likely to hit medical practices

Healthcare providers should be getting ready for an increase in claim denials.
May 15, 2016
Carl Natale

Don't slip into denial about ICD-10 denial management

So far, we're not finding a lot of evidence of ICD-10 claim denials. Conventional wisdom says that's because Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private healthcare payers are not denying ICD-10 claims because of specificity.
May 02, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 denials may be lower than ICD-9 denials

RemitData has released some data that shows the denied rates for certain services is mostly down since a year ago.
April 28, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 incentives can be carrots or sticks

On Wednesday, I wrote that granular ICD-10 data has value because it can help move medical knowledge forward.
April 27, 2016
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 data matters

The great promise of ICD-10 coding has been the granular data it conveys. That same data has been greatly discounted.
April 05, 2016
Carl Natale

The ICD-10 transition might be headed for a bumpy road

After six months of using ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, it's getting harder to say we need more data on the ICD-10 transition. Perhaps we should be striving to get the right data, not more.
March 22, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 data already part of the opiate debate

Opiate addiction is one of the issues that gets a lot of attention from the media and politicians. It helps to have good data that helps define the problem and lead to solutions.

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