May 09, 2016
Carl Natale

Who's going to learn 6,000 new ICD-10 codes?

On Oct. 1, about 6,000 ICD-10 codes will be activated. That's enough to scare healthcare professionals who feel they are barely able to handle the ICD-10 code set they already have.
May 01, 2016
Carl Natale

Four ways to get the wrong ICD10 codes

Medical practices and hospitals are finding out that mappings and electronic health records (EHRs) are not always getting the correct ICD-10 codes. Medical coders need to work through the documentation to get the right diagnoses and procedures.
April 25, 2016
Carl Natale

Wrap your head around some ICD-10 documentation needs

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
April 17, 2016
Carl Natale

List ICD-10 codes in correct order to preserve medical necessity

The order that diagnosis codes are listed do matter when it comes to reimbursement. And electronic health records (EHRs) might not choose the optimal order.
April 11, 2016
Carl Natale

Can ICD-10 codes measure the effect of Dr. Oz on medical productivity?

About a year and half ago, I found a satirical coding proposal that aimed to capture more revenue for doctors who had to deal with Dr. Oz "diagnoses."
April 03, 2016
Carl Natale

Revisiting ICD-10-PCS basics

When submitting ICD-10-PCS claims, keep an eye out for Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) shifts.
March 28, 2016
Carl Natale

The ICD-10-CM 7th character is a complex one

The seventh character of an ICD-10-CM code is probably the most misunderstood character in the ICD-10 dram. Often, it is used in a joke about how often does someone get bit by a raccoon or sucked into a jet engine.
March 21, 2016
Carl Natale

Four common ICD-10 coding mistakes you can avoid

Let's take a quick look at some of the more common coding mistakes with ICD-10 coding
March 14, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10-CM/PCS: It's all in the details

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10
March 07, 2016
Carl Natale

Be careful about relying on ICD-10 cheat sheets

For most physicians, cheat sheets are a pretty good survival tool in the ICD-10 transition.