February 22, 2017
Carl Natale

Six factors that remote coders need to consider

The demand for ICD-10 coders has created a lot of opportunity for medical coders. Remote coding is such an opportunity. It offers flexibility for someone who enjoys the autonomy and independence.
February 21, 2017
Carl Natale

How to improve ICD-10 productivity with remote coding

Medical coding productivity may be returning to pre-ICD-10 levels but there still is more ICD-10 coders. To meet that demand, For the Record explains how remote coding could provide strong advantages for healthcare providers.
February 12, 2017
Carl Natale

How technology can improve patient care and ICD-10 data care

The debate over the usefulness of ICD-10 data often glosses over a basic point: Physicians resent recording the data — even if it's called clinical documentation.
January 17, 2017
Carl Natale

How to outsource ICD-10 coding and get high quality

As healthcare organizations prepared for ICD-10 implementation, they trained medical coders to work with the new code sets. Those coders who learned ICD-10 coding became more valuable and encouraged them to change jobs.
November 12, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 specificity may not be a documentation problem

There may be a tendency to blame a lack of specificity in ICD-10 coding on clinical documentation. After all it's mostly physicians who complain about the documentation burden. So they must be failing to capture enough detail to assign a specific ICD-10 code.
September 29, 2016
Carl Natale

Reminder: Why the number of ICD-10 codes is increasing

One of the top criticisms of ICD-10 coding is the number of diagnoses and procedures that are represented. Who's going to remember all those codes?
July 09, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 accuracy: How to make the most of coding audits

Recent surveys don't show any big problems with ICD-10 coding accuracy. That could be because of some unspecified leniency by healthcare payers.
June 25, 2016
Carl Natale

Another sign ICD-10 denials could be declining

RemitData, a data company that offers denial management tools, just released some ICD-10 claim metrics.
June 15, 2016
Carl Natale

Medical coders able to keep ICD-10 productivity manageable

The AHIMA Foundation conducted a survey in the first three weeks of May 2016 and found that coding productivity dipped after ICD-10 implementation.
May 12, 2016
Carl Natale

How one physician figured out ICD-10 coding requires specificity

TheWorkgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) survey results lead us to believe that the ICD-10 transition has had little impact on healthcare productivity. You can he survey argue fairly that the small survey size did not represent the whole industry.