February 27, 2017
Carl Natale

Quick looks at ICD-10 codes

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
February 20, 2017
Carl Natale

Entry-level medical coders need more than memorized ICD-10 codes

Because there is more to medical coding than memorizing ICD-10 codes, hospitals need to help coders — especially entry-level coders — further their expertise.
February 13, 2017
Carl Natale

Celebrate these ICD-10 codes on Valentine's Day

We're supposed to be celebrating love on Valentine's Day but it's a day of danger. So brush up on these ICD-10 coding scenarios.
February 06, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding for tonsillitis

Tonsillitis can be caused either by virus or bacteria. In either case, complete clinical documentation for tonsillitis needs to include...
January 30, 2017
Carl Natale

Medical coders are not diagnosticians

A question from the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines came up in the AAPC ICD-10 Forum recently. Someone asked for help with this statement.
January 23, 2017
Carl Natale

Some hot ICD-10 codes for winter

Yes, winter is here. And with it comes some season-specific injuries. RT Welter identifies one very plausible use of ICD-10-CM coding:
January 19, 2017

Medical practices need to brace for coding challenges

Healthcare is a constantly evolving industry. Medical knowledge thankfully increases constantly. But the regulatory and financial structures offer less welcome evolution.
January 09, 2017
Carl Natale

Take a quick refresher on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
January 02, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10-PCS root operations depend on determining intent

"Do what I want, not what I say," expresses the frustration of many people when they don't get the result intended. This seems to be especially common when using computers.
December 26, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10-CM codes that are not on anyone's Christmas list

A good Christmas would be one when Santa Claus comes to the chimney, not the waiting room. But if you see a medical claim for Nicholas "Santa" Claus, you might be using these diagnoses.