January 17, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Transition: What was the big deal?

Last week we overheard Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt refer to the ICD-10 transition as, "the biggest event no one heard about."
April 21, 2015
Carl Natale

New ICD-10 Poll: When do you plan to start dual coding?

By coding medical claims with ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, medical coders can keep their knowledge fresh. But this means there has been training.
March 16, 2012
Carl Natale

Public opinion seems to be as complicated as the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set

Surveys and polls are tricky things. They offer a less-than-perfect snapshot of public opinion. That snapshot may only be of a very small piece of the public (which the pros call sample size). In...
June 15, 2011
Carl Natale

HIPAA 5010: Happy National 5010 Testing Day

Today is a National Testing Day for HIPAA 5010 compliance. All HIPAA-covered entities – physicians, insurers, pharmacies, hospitals and others – can test their compliance efforts with...