December 04, 2016
Carl Natale

Laterality needed in CPT and ICD-10 codes

Redundancy is rarely desired. But when it comes to medical coding, it seems to be still be a virtue.
November 28, 2016
Carl Natale

Why Black Friday was a big day for ICD-10 coding

After processing the Thanksgiving Day calamities, it would be nice to get a break. Except Black Friday isn't known as a day of recuperation.
November 23, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 codes for when Thanksgiving goes a-fowl

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you're enjoying the holiday safely. Of course accidents happen and there are a few things that can go wrong. So let's cover a few of the possible ICD-10 codes that may be needed.
November 21, 2016
Carl Natale

Football season is an opportunity to use a wide range of ICD-10 codes

The NFL is really getting exciting. Teams are in crucial games that can determine whether they make the playoffs or not. Whichever team you follow, let's hope none of these injuries need to be used
November 14, 2016
Carl Natale

X marks the ICD-10 placeholder

The number of characters signifying an ICD-10 diagnosis varies. For example, when coding for ophthalmic complications from diabetes, there will be seven characters. But not all of them mean something.
November 13, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 diagnoses that may be needed after the election

Many people on both sides of the election are glad that it's over. But medical coders may have noticed some diagnoses that have risen in the closing days.
November 01, 2016
Carl Natale

We now resume your regularly scheduled ICD-10 training

Hopefully you have some candy left and get a proper sugar high going to ingest some ICD-10 lessons.
October 31, 2016
Carl Natale

How scary can ICD-10 codes be?

Happy Halloween. It's time for a roundup of ICD-10 codes that may or may not be needed as a result of trick-or-treating or spooky encounters.
October 24, 2016
Carl Natale

What's a 'good' ICD-10 reference book?

A good ICD-10 reference book can make a medical coder's job much easier. But what is "good?"
October 17, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 trainers are needed as much as ICD-10 coders

Increasing demand for healthcare services and new regulatory initiatives are increasing the need for more business staff in medical offices. And after one year of ICD-10 coding, ICD-10 qualified coders are still in great demand.