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November 16, 2016
Carl Natale

Why social determinants are found in ICD-10 codes

There's not an obvious reason why physicians should be asking patients employment or housing status. Those aren't medical factors. Yet there are ICD-10 codes for many social determinants.
November 05, 2016
Carl Natale

A concussions study could tell us a lot about ICD-10 data

Researchers are launching a concussion surveillance project in Texas youth sports. It will aim to track "data including the age, sport, sex and other variables related to each reported concussion suffered by athletes in grades 7-12 participating in organized public school sports."
April 27, 2016
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 data matters

The great promise of ICD-10 coding has been the granular data it conveys. That same data has been greatly discounted.
June 02, 2015
Carl Natale

Why isn't there an ICD-10 code for 'frozen in carbonite'?

With only four more months before we are due to start using ICD-10 coding, it's fair to say there is some confusion about what it is.
February 24, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS releases ICD-10 awareness video

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a two-minute video that sums up the ICD-10-CM code set. It's perfectly fine as a way to introduce the topic. It's also the kind of thing...
January 27, 2015
Carl Natale

Why some ICD-10 codes are for the birds

There's a possibility that seals transmitted tuberculosis (TB) to humans in North America at some point. The research is tentative though. (Hat tip to Michelle Leppert for the seal knowledge.) But...