June 17, 2014
Carl Natale

OMB has the ICD-10 final rule for review

It seems ironic to type "final rule" when writing about the ICD-10 deadline. But the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has received the final rule setting the ICD-10 compliance date. The OMB is...
August 24, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 deadline set at Oct. 1, 2014

Friday's announcement that Oct. 1, 2014, is the final deadline for ICD-10 compliance was sort of a surprise. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seemed pretty decisive when it...
August 10, 2012
Carl Natale

Is there an ICD-10 code for air conditioning?

One of the reasons critics have a problem with the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set is the number of medical codes. The specificity has created diagnosis codes that generate jokes and sarcasm. If people...