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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 19, 2017
Carl Natale

Football injury study may show limits of ICD-10 data

In November, we looked at a study of concussions in Texas youth sports. Observers were at games played by grades 7-12 and recorded injuries.
February 07, 2017
Carl Natale

Population health data needs to go beyond ICD-10 codes

One of the big knocks on ICD-10 coding is the expectation that ICD-10 codes will do nothing to improve patient care. The counter argument is that ICD-10 coding will contribute to population health.
February 01, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 complaints often really about documentation

When physicians complain about ICD-10 coding, they're often complaining about the documentation and/or electronic health records (EHRs).
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 21, 2017
Carl Natale

Five ways to use results from a coding audit

Coding audits are designed to find mistakes. There is a great incentive for healthcare providers to conduct their own audits instead of waiting for regulators or healthcare payers to find mistakes for them.
January 10, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 updates revised more than just code sets

On Oct. 1, 2016, U.S. healthcare organizations revised the ICD-10-CM/PCS codes they were working with. This required more training and system updates.
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.
January 03, 2017
Carl Natale

By the way, ICD-11 still is on the way

Not many healthcare professionals really enjoy being in a constant state of transition. Bureaucrats seem to be changing things all the time.