January 14, 2015
Carl Natale

The road to ICD-10 implementation is now a race

We need to stop calculating the odds of another ICD-10 delay and get to work. There is less than nine months to be ready for ICD-10 implementation. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
July 03, 2014
Carl Natale

Guest Post: ICD-10 Delay: Meanwhile, what can small practices do?

For small practice physicians, the delay in transition to ICD-10 may have come as a blessing in disguise. While large practices and hospitals may already have adopted systems to prepare for ICD-10,...
May 20, 2014
Carl Natale

Four questions about ICD-10 implementation that still need answering

On Oct. 1, 2013, I marked the 12-month countdown to ICD-10 implementation by attempting to answer some basic questions. Now that more than six months have passed, physicians are still asking them?...
May 14, 2014
Carl Natale

What you need to know to start your ICD-10 planning

Let's assume you're relieved that ICD-10 implementation has been extended a year because you haven't done anything about it yet. Improve ICD-9 coding Nope. That isn't a typo. By improving ICD-9...
May 10, 2014
Carl Natale

Is ICD-10 history doomed to repeat itself?

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants the new ICD-10 implementation deadline to be Oct. 1, 2015, many healthcare professionals are wondering if it really will happen. This...
May 03, 2014
Carl Natale

ICD-10 end-to-end testing takes a hit

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had a busy week. In a couple announcements about ICD-10 compliance, we need to know three things: Oct. 1, 2015, is the new ICD-10...
May 01, 2014
Carl Natale

The new ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1, 2015

OK, we have a deadline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) released a statement Thursday that sets the deadline for ICD-10 implementation at Oct. 1, 2015 — the earliest possible...
April 26, 2014
Carl Natale

CMS is poised to make a boring announcement about the new ICD-10 deadline

The Centers for Medcare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promised that they would tell us more about the new ICD-10 deadline soon. CMS' Denise Buenning addressed the American Health Information Management...
April 21, 2014
Carl Natale

What is your priority for ICD-10 implementation?

Since it looks like the healthcare industry has another 12 months to make the ICD-10 implementation, healthcare organizations are changing their priorities. So we're wondering what those priorities...
April 19, 2014
Carl Natale

Coalition letter reminds us the ICD-10 deadline still is up in the air

The Coalition for ICD-10 doesn't want to wait until Oct. 1, 2015, to use ICD-10 codes as a national standard, but it's better than delaying ICD-10 implementation any longer. And it needed a letter...