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February 22, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Timeline: How to get started on your ICD-10 transition

Something almost got lost in the discussion of re-examined timelines at HIMSS12.  The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and American Health Information Management...
January 31, 2012
Carl Natale

Why Meaningful Use and ICD-10 implementation projects aren't working together

There's a way to soften the impact that ICD-10 implementation has on your budget. It involves working on ICD-10 and Meaningful Use compliance as the same project. That kind of packaging can save...
January 27, 2012
Carl Natale

What's being done to oppose and support ICD-10 implementation

The American Medical Association has taken the next step in its vigorous opposition to ICD-10 implementation. This week, James L. Madara, MD, the AMA's executive vice president and CEO, wrote a...
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...
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...
December 20, 2011
Carl Natale

Vendor Readiness: How to choose the right partner for ICD-10 implementation

Choosing a healthcare vendor to help plan and implement ICD-10 coding requires extensive research. That means more than reading and printing vendors' white papers and web pages on ICD-10 codes....
December 13, 2011
Carl Natale

Project Management: Who needs to be on your ICD-10 steering committee

Like I've said, ICD-10 implementation is a project management challenge more than an IT challenge. Even so, it's going to take more than a good project manager to make this work. Jill Devrick...
November 29, 2011
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Hurdles: What it's going to take to implement ICD-10 coding

A little while ago, someone asked me how long it would take to complete an ICD-10 project. I couldn't answer that. It depends is the short, unsatisfying answer. It depends on: The size of the...
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...
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...