ICD-10 & Coding: all articles most popular
August 23, 2016
Carl Natale

Was the ICD-10 flexibility worth it?

In less than a month and a half, theCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will start requiring more specific ICD-10 codes.
August 21, 2016
Carl Natale

Why medical practices need to get ICD-10 codes right

There's an interesting thread in Reddit that highlights a real problem with medical coding
August 16, 2016
Carl Natale

An ICD-10 champion's work may never be done

When ICD-10 implementation started Oct. 1, 2015, that didn't signal the end to change in healthcare. The industry is always adapting to new knowledge and regulations.
August 13, 2016
Carl Natale

CMS releases ICD-10 GEMs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2017 ICD-10-CM GEMs and 2017 ICD-10-PCS GEMs . The updates will take effect Oct. 1.
August 09, 2016
Carl Natale

U.S. healthcare prepares ICD-10 diagnosis for Pokemon crisis

If U.S. healthcare could survive the ICD-10 transition, it can survive the "Pokemon Go" epidemic.
August 02, 2016
Carl Natale

Forget the ICD-10 update; focus on documentation

It's not the ICD-10 code, it's the documentation that's the problem.
July 31, 2016
Carl Natale

Who's worried about ICD-10 updates or increased specificity?

A whole new set of ICD-10-CM/PCS updates is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.
July 27, 2016
Carl Natale

Can healthcare keep the ICD-10 transition a positive experience?

So far, the healthcare industry seems pleased with the ICD-10 transition. The medical claims data has not shown significant increases in denials or decreases in reimbursements. Medical coding productivity is a bit murkier.
July 22, 2016
Carl Natale

Healthcare payers learning how to require ICD-10 specificity

When ICD-10 coding was implemented, it was thought that healthcare payers would have a learning curve that would increase medical claim denials. But denials have been manageable. So now the fear is that healthcare payers will be requiring more specific ICD-10 codes — which could increase denials.
July 13, 2016
Carl Natale

Friends don't let friends code with ICD-10 GEMs

Healthcare professionals and vendors are still relying on General Equivalent Mappings (GEMs).