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March 26, 2013
Carl Natale

Five ICD-10 challenges that may surprise healthcare providers

Since ICD-10 implementation affects almost every department in a medical practice or hospital, it's fair to say that it's more than a medical coding problem. There are plenty of challenges to tackle...
September 26, 2012
Carl Natale

Why you need metrics before you can boost medical coding productivity

ICD-10 implementation has the potential to severely reduce medical coder productivity. This is being tied to greater specificity of ICD-10 codes and medical coder learning curves. Medical practices...
January 18, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Preparation: 6 elements that need to be in your impact assessments

If you haven't started your ICD-10 transition, you need an impact assessment. Figuring out what needs to be done to be ICD-10 compliant is a project in itself. One that could be outsourced to...
August 09, 2011
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Transition: It's time to hone your project management skills

Training is going to be essential to implementing ICD-10 transition with minimal loss of productivity and revenue. But it's going to take more than training medical coders on the new codes. And...
December 17, 2014
Carl Natale

ICD-10 implementation: 5 reasons why project planning is important

I don't mean to scare you but there is a bit more to this ICD-10 transition than buying software and learning ICD-10 codes. The ICD-10 transition could affect every department in a healthcare...
August 31, 2011
Carl Natale

Herding Nerds: 5 project management tips for ICD-10 implementation

To successfully implement ICD-10 coding in your organization, you will need some strong project management skills. [See also: ICD-10 Transition: It's time to hone your project management skills] To...
August 18, 2011
Carl Natale

Week in Review: What it takes to survive ICD-10 implementation

I don't know if ICD-10 will kill the superbill. But I know it's not going to hurt innovation. Keep reading for more predictions and developments:   National HIPAA 5010 Testing Week: Will enough...
January 17, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Transition: Why you need to engage the whole organization

ICD-10 coding is coming. But it's not going to be easy. To give you an idea of how hard, Bridgefront has published a list of hurdles to a successful ICD-10 implementation. The first four have to do...
September 27, 2011
Carl Natale

Electronic Health Records: The cost of top-down decision making

I'm going to break a bit out of my area to talk briefly about electronic health records (EHR). But there's a parallel with ICD-10 implementation. It's not a stretch. Many vendors are selling EHR...
September 24, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Transition: 3 secrets of success

There's more to being ready for the ICD-10 transition than calling healthcare vendors and scheduling upgrades. There are a lot of assessments and decisions that need to be made. Connie Tohara,...