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April 07, 2015
Carl Natale

Will U.S. healthcare be ready for ICD-10 implementation Oct. 1?

There is a confidence that Oct. 1 will finally be the beginning of ICD-10 implementation in the United States. But are healthcare professionals confident we will be ready?
July 07, 2015
Carl Natale

Why you may need ICD-9 codes after Oct. 1

This is not about a Congressional delay of ICD-10 implementation nor the reluctance of non-HIPAA covered entities. It's about why there may be legitimate reasons why healthcare providers may need to use ICD-9 codes after the ICD-10 deadline.
December 30, 2015
Carl Natale

Three ways ICD-10 coding will affect 2016

This is the time to do a year-in-review post. But the only event worth recapping was the adoption of ICD-10 coding Oct. 1. In the time since, we've constantly noted that there wasn't enough data to know if that was a good thing or not.
February 25, 2015
Carl Natale

Is your medical practice ready for dual coding?

Although medical practices cannot submit medical claims with ICD-10 codes until Oct. 1, there are a few good reasons to start using them sooner. Those reasons support dual coding — when healthcare...
July 18, 2015
Carl Natale

Collecting ICD-10 data will be an act of faith

It's understandable that physicians are unimpressed by the granular data that will be collected from ICD-10 coding. Documenting so many conditions relating a patient's injury or illness doesn't affect that patient's care. Why bother?
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?)
April 08, 2015
Carl Natale

WEDI survey discovers the irony of ICD-10 delays

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has released the results of its February 2015 ICD-10 readiness survey and isn't reporting a lot of progress.
July 16, 2015
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 codes were designed to be crazy

If you want a quick way to discredit ICD-10 coding, mention one of the many "zany" diagnosis codes. It will get lots of laughs.
September 05, 2015
Carl Natale

How to survive the ICD-10 transition if you're just starting

With less than 30 days until the ICD-10 deadline, physician practices better be ready to use ICD-10 codes. If not, get started.
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...