ICD-10 & Coding: all articles most popular
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
October 09, 2016
Carl Natale

The transition to ICD-10 specificity should be smooth

It's only been a week, but there's no real evidence that end of the ICD-10 grace period has had an impact on U.S. healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.