February 15, 2017
Carl Natale

'Copy-and-paste' reveals a failure of EHR technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a bit of a stir with its study, "Examining the Copy and Paste Function in the Use of Electronic Health Records." The study concludes that clinicians are copying data from one electronic source and pasting it into electronic health records (EHRs).
February 19, 2017
Carl Natale

Football injury study may show limits of ICD-10 data

In November, we looked at a study of concussions in Texas youth sports. Observers were at games played by grades 7-12 and recorded injuries.
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.
January 29, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Analytics: Keeping your eye on your KPIs

A lot of metrics are going to change come Oct., 1— ICD-10 Day — and they will likely affect a hospital’s entire revenue cycle for a while. There are many variables involved here — and hundreds of...
January 12, 2012
Carl Natale

Why non-covered entities will want to vigorously implement ICD-10 coding

If there's no vigorous opposition, all of healthcare will be using ICD-10-CM/PCS codes after Oct. 1, 2013. Sort of. It's more accurate to say all covered entities must use the ICD-10 coding system...
December 30, 2015
Carl Natale

Three ways ICD-10 coding will affect 2016

This is the time to do a year-in-review post. But the only event worth recapping was the adoption of ICD-10 coding Oct. 1. In the time since, we've constantly noted that there wasn't enough data to know if that was a good thing or not.
October 29, 2014
Carl Natale

ICD-10 vs. Ebola: How to use data

I'm all for finding ways to use ICD-10 codes to solve the world's problems. But I'm not sure it's the right tool for the fight against Ebola. I am familiar with the infographic that has been passed...
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.
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.
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.