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January 19, 2017

Medical practices need to brace for coding challenges

Healthcare is a constantly evolving industry. Medical knowledge thankfully increases constantly. But the regulatory and financial structures offer less welcome evolution.
August 31, 2016
Carl Natale

Improve ICD-10 coding with the right EHR

When the U.S. healthcare system moved to ICD-10 coding, some physicians complained that the new codes made it harder to do their jobs. Often they cited multiple pull-down menus that took too much time.
August 08, 2016
Carl Natale

Diagnosing what ails ICD-10 coding

Up to last year, there was no shortage of dire predictions of what will go wrong once U.S. healthcare implements ICD-10-CM/PCS coding.
August 03, 2016
Carl Natale

How computer assisted coding can help solve ICD-10 coding problems

Do medical coders rely too much on computer-assisted coding (CAC) applications?
July 19, 2016
Carl Natale

Three reasons why ICD-10 data is important to healthcare

It's a bit surprising that physicians weren't vigorously looking forward to the expansion of healthcare data found in ICD-10 claims.
June 14, 2016
Carl Natale

Broken tech promises put ICD-10 concerns on the backburner

If you're looking for signs that ICD-10 implementation is the worst thing to happen to physicians since malpractice litigation, you won't get any help from James L. Madara, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Medical Association (AMA).
June 01, 2016
Carl Natale

How to unlock the benefits of ICD-10 data

The big promise made during ICD-10 preparation was that ICD-10 specificity would provide more diagnostic data that would lead to advances in healthcare. That was dismissed by ICD-10 foes.
May 24, 2016
Carl Natale

What we really learned during ICD-10 testing

Healthcare organizations participated in ICD-10 testing last year to see if their medical claims would be accepted under ICD-10 implementation. But they learned a bit more than that.
March 26, 2015

Advanced CDI and ICD-10 readiness

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is crucial to ICD-10 readiness. Current issues with ICD-9 in documentation will persist with ICD-10. Taking an advanced approach to CDI now that accounts for all lengths of stay, all payers, and all care settings can make all the difference. This infographic shows you advanced CDI at a glance.
March 26, 2015

Medical necessity and ICD-10

Medicare rules for medical necessity, called Local and National Coverage Determinations (LCDs and NCDs), currently account for as many as 500,000 ICD-9 and HCPCS/CPT code pairs. The number of code pairs will increase under ICD-10. The good news is that ICD-10 policies and edits can be included in your medical necessity content. This infographic provides an overview of the medical necessity issues you should be aware of as you transition to ICD-10.