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July 05, 2016
Carl Natale

Looking for healthcare fraud with ICD-10 codes

While we're looking at ICD-10 data to determine its effect on medical claim denials and coding productivity, we don't have any take on how ICD-10 coding is affecting healthcare fraud investigations.
July 01, 2016
Carl Natale

CMS releases ICD-10-CM updates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2017 ICD-10-CM files. There will be 1,943 new codes and 422 revisions.
June 28, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 accuracy isn't perfect but it's improving

On Monday, we highlighted the ICD-10 learning curve. The post focused on general ICD-10 issues for surgical coding. Today, we're pointing to a post that calls out five areas with the worst ICD-10 coding accuracy.
June 25, 2016

What are the ICD-10 codes when a Pokemon monster gets a paper cut?

Last week, we played around with how "Pokemon Go" could show up in ICD-10 claims. The healthcare industry isn't finished with Pokemon fun. Debra Marsh has a quick three-question quiz that works in some Pokemon-inspired diagnoses.
June 17, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 specificity is here

There is a great deal of concern over what's going to happen Oct. 1 when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) start requiring more specific ICD-10 codes than just getting the family of codes correct.
June 13, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 safe harbor relieves specificity not medical necessity

There is concern that medical practices will feel a lot of pain when healthcare payers require more specific ICD-10 codes. But there may be a bigger problem with medical necessity.
June 08, 2016
Carl Natale

How the ICD-10 transition affects 1 slice of the healthcare industry

On Wednesday, we looked at an attempt to see how the ICD-10 transition affected U.S. healthcare. Today, we focus on a more narrow slice of the healthcare industry.
June 06, 2016
Carl Natale

CMS releases 2017 ICD-10-PCS codes into the wild

This is going to sound a bit like deja vu but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the ICD-10-PCS updates. If you're thinking this news is older than the June 2 release date, you're also thinking about the preliminary ICD-10-PCS update.
June 04, 2016
Carl Natale

CMS repurposes ICD-10 help for medical practices

While U.S. healthcare has been using ICD-10 codes for more than six months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is dusting off some tools it offered for ICD-10 preparation.
May 30, 2016
Carl Natale

Will new name for pressure ulcers affect ICD-10 coding?

In you're looking for more change, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is changing how it wants clinicians to describe pressure ulcers.