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February 22, 2017
Carl Natale

Six factors that remote coders need to consider

The demand for ICD-10 coders has created a lot of opportunity for medical coders. Remote coding is such an opportunity. It offers flexibility for someone who enjoys the autonomy and independence.
January 03, 2017
Carl Natale

Three things that can affect ICD-10 coding in 2017

U.S. healthcare has been using ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for more than a year so there doesn't seem like anything new could happen. But there are three things that might make their marks on the code sets.
September 27, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 hasn't killed healthcare or physician skepticism

As we get closer to the first anniversary of ICD-10 implementation, most of us are nonplussed by the effect it has had on medical practices.
June 15, 2016
Carl Natale

Medical coders able to keep ICD-10 productivity manageable

The AHIMA Foundation conducted a survey in the first three weeks of May 2016 and found that coding productivity dipped after ICD-10 implementation.
May 07, 2016
Carl Natale

AHIMA asking about how ICD-10 coding affected productivity

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is studying the impact of ICD-10 coding on productivity and accuracy.
April 11, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Performance: Your mileage may vary

Just as we're not finding a lot of chaos when looking back at the first six months of ICD-10 implementation, we may not find too much in the next six months.
March 11, 2016
Carl Natale

How much is ICD-10 productivity hurting?

One of the major concerns about ICD-10 implementation was how hard it would hit medical coding productivity. There were fears that U.S. healthcare would experience productivity losses of 40 percent like Canadian healthcare providers experienced in their ICD-10-CA transition.
February 16, 2016
Carl Natale

Where ICD-10 coding is causing friction

We're going to stick with the "It's-too-soon-to-tell" lens to assess how the healthcare industry is dealing with ICD-10 coding. But we do have some reports on ways that it is affecting healthcare providers.
February 10, 2016
Carl Natale

Troubled waters may be in store for the ICD-10 safe harbor

It's only a guess, but the ICD-10 transition doesn't look like it is taking down the U.S. healthcare system. So far, there are reports of minimal productivity drops and denial rate increases. But some reimbursement delays are being reported.
February 07, 2016
Carl Natale

How much did the ICD-10 transition cost?

Last month I looked at a Navicure study of how the ICD-10 transition affected healthcare providers. My post focused on post-ICD-10 productivity.