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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.
January 08, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS extends deadline to join ICD-10 end-to-end testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow healthcare providers until Jan. 21 to apply for ICD-10 end-to-end testing. Volunteer forms are available on MAC websites...
June 23, 2015
Carl Natale

How not to prepare for ICD-10 implementation

Probably the worst idea in ICD-10 preparation is to count on an ICD-10 grace period starting Oct. 1. It's doubtful that a safe harbor will help physicians as much as they think it can.
March 01, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 warning: Don't get too comfortable in the safe harbor

While we're wondering if we have enough data to assess how the ICD-10 transition has affected healthcare providers, there seem to be plenty of healthcare professionals who are looking forward.
September 22, 2015
Carl Natale

Don't cheat on ICD-10 specificity

There is a little more than a week before healthcare providers need to use ICD-10 codes, and cheat sheets may be a big help in the early days of becoming familiar with the new codes.
January 03, 2017
Carl Natale

Three things that can affect ICD-10 coding in 2017

U.S. healthcare has been using ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for more than a year so there doesn't seem like anything new could happen. But there are three things that might make their marks on the code sets.
February 02, 2015

Preparing for ICD-10: Staying the Course (April 17 2014)

As hospitals and health systems address additional time for the ICD-10 transition, it will be key to recognize where efforts stand compared with others and top challenges they are likely to face moving forward. With this in mind, HFMA researchers, with sponsorship from 3M HIS, provide this overview of industry readiness prior to the delay.
April 18, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding clears a hurdle but has far to go still

Since President Barack Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, certain healthcare professionals let out a sigh of relief. There was no ICD-10 delay hidden in the legislation.
March 02, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-9 codes are for Klingons

By the time Mr. Spock embarks on his mission to "go where no man has gone before," we can only hope that Dr. McCoy isn't using ICD-9 codes. It's very likely that his tricorder will have something...
February 01, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 complaints often really about documentation

When physicians complain about ICD-10 coding, they're often complaining about the documentation and/or electronic health records (EHRs).