ICD-10 & Coding: all articles most popular
December 27, 2016
Carl Natale

The top 3 ICD-10 developments of 2016

Listing 2016's ICD-10 developments seemed like a stretch. But there were three things worth noting from 2016.
December 26, 2016
Carl Natale

How ICD-10 codes could impact population health

If you're trying to figure out how ICD-10 codes are going to do anything for patients, take a look at what Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN) is doing to create an interoperable population health management system to help HIV patients.
December 21, 2016
Carl Natale

Why small practices may be struggling after ICD-10 grace period

There's no evidence that small medical practices and independent physicians are having problems since the grace period on ICD-10 specificity ended Oct. 1.
December 20, 2016
Carl Natale

How to strengthen ICD-10 implementation

There is always room for improvement. And healthcare providers can improve their coding productivity and revenue cycles.
November 30, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding has value beyond productivity and cost cutting

If healthcare providers are looking for value in their ICD-10 coding, perhaps Ardent Health Services in Nashville can offer some insights.
November 29, 2016
Carl Natale

It's time to talk about where ICD-10 coding fails healthcare

With 13 months of ICD-10 coding under its belt, the healthcare IT industry is feeling pretty good about the transition. Healthcare didn't collapse. And they keep sharing data that suggests ICD-10 implementation didn't hurt as much as the ICD-10 foes warned.
November 26, 2016
Carl Natale

Do all ICD-10 codes have to be specific?

Last week someone asked a question about the use of N39.0 for documenting urinary tract infections. The healthcare provider's billing office wanted the right ICD-10 code designating the infectious agent.
November 08, 2016
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 codes keep expanding

It's been just a bit more than a month since the ICD-10-CM data set got thousands of more diagnosis codes, so it seems like a bad time to raise the possibility that it needs more.
November 06, 2016
Carl Natale

Has ICD-10 coding improved healthcare or healthcare delivery?

After more than one year of ICD-10 coding, many sources are citing a relatively minor drop in medical office productivity. So it probably isn't a big deal.
October 30, 2016
Carl Natale

Specific advice for boosting ICD-10 specificity

The bad news may be that ICD-10 codes are expected to be more specific after Oct. 1. But the good news is that healthcare providers have been using ICD-10 codes — specific and unspecified — for more than a year.