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February 18, 2015
Carl Natale

How to prepare for ICD-10 testing

Remember the good ol' days when test preparation meant pulling an all-nighter before taking the exam? That's not going to cut it when preparing for ICD-10 testing. [Read also: ICD-10 Testing...
February 02, 2015

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - Frequently asked questions for Executives and IT Professionals

Like anything else, knowing where to start on a major project can be the most difficult part of the process. This FAQ covers some preliminary questions that you may be asking as you prepare for the ICD-10 transition.
February 02, 2015

Preparing for ICD-10: Staying the Course (April 17 2014)

As hospitals and health systems address additional time for the ICD-10 transition, it will be key to recognize where efforts stand compared with others and top challenges they are likely to face moving forward. With this in mind, HFMA researchers, with sponsorship from 3M HIS, provide this overview of industry readiness prior to the delay.
February 02, 2015

Cautions on Predicting ICD-10 Financial Impact

Rhonda Butler, senior clinical research analysis, 3M Health Information Systems, asked the following polling question about predicting the financial impact of ICD-10 implementation and discussed challenges to be aware of.
February 02, 2015

ICD-10 Issues for Coders, CDI Specialists, and Physicians

Barbara Aubry, senior regulatory analyst, 3M Health Information Systems, started the discussion with the following question about physician engagement in clinical documentation improvement. Other 3M experts discussed the role of coders, CDI specialists, and others.
January 31, 2015
Carl Natale

How not to argue against ICD-10 implementation

ICD-10 jokes about flaming water skis and guinea fowl attacks are a good way to get my blood boiling. (And what's the ICD-10 code for that?)
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...
January 08, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS extends deadline to join ICD-10 end-to-end testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow healthcare providers until Jan. 21 to apply for ICD-10 end-to-end testing. Volunteer forms are available on MAC websites...
September 07, 2013
Carl Natale

No reason we can't have fun getting ready for ICD-10 implementation

I'm not a fan of ICD-10 codes as punchlines because they tend to be the basis of anti-ICD-10 arguments. Those are the arguments that tend to be light on substance. Sometimes we have some...
December 24, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-101: Using ICD-10-CM to diagnose mental health

As we approach Christmas Day, Coder Coach Kristi Stanton is in the home stretch for coding Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged: On the Fifth Day of the Coder's Christmas (F22):...