February 27, 2017
Carl Natale

Quick looks at ICD-10 codes

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
February 13, 2017
Carl Natale

Celebrate these ICD-10 codes on Valentine's Day

We're supposed to be celebrating love on Valentine's Day but it's a day of danger. So brush up on these ICD-10 coding scenarios.
February 06, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding for tonsillitis

Tonsillitis can be caused either by virus or bacteria. In either case, complete clinical documentation for tonsillitis needs to include...
January 30, 2017
Carl Natale

Medical coders are not diagnosticians

A question from the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines came up in the AAPC ICD-10 Forum recently. Someone asked for help with this statement.
January 23, 2017
Carl Natale

Some hot ICD-10 codes for winter

Yes, winter is here. And with it comes some season-specific injuries. RT Welter identifies one very plausible use of ICD-10-CM coding:
January 09, 2017
Carl Natale

Take a quick refresher on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
January 02, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10-PCS root operations depend on determining intent

"Do what I want, not what I say," expresses the frustration of many people when they don't get the result intended. This seems to be especially common when using computers.
December 26, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10-CM codes that are not on anyone's Christmas list

A good Christmas would be one when Santa Claus comes to the chimney, not the waiting room. But if you see a medical claim for Nicholas "Santa" Claus, you might be using these diagnoses.
December 19, 2016

Keep your eye on ICD-10 specificity

Many ICD-10-CM codes for diagnosing diseases and injuries to eyes have been revised and increased for 2017. Riva Lee Asbell takes a look at the important changes for medical practices and how to use them.
December 12, 2016
Carl Natale

We continue to misunderstand ICD-10's 7th character

After 13 months of using ICD-10 codes, there still are people who misunderstand what the seventh character in ICD-10 designates.