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February 28, 2017
Carl Natale

Who knew healthcare is 'so complicated?'

President Donald Trump offered an interesting assessment of U.S. healthcare while addressing the National Governors Association on Monday.
February 27, 2017
Carl Natale

Quick looks at ICD-10 codes

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
February 26, 2017
Carl Natale

CMS consolidates ICD-10 resources

I admit that when I read that when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was planning to close the Road to 10 website, I was surprised the site was still running.
February 25, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting to meet March 7-8

The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meetings are where Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discuss how the ICD-10 codes sets should be changed. This is how the number of codes grows.
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 20, 2017
Carl Natale

Entry-level medical coders need more than memorized ICD-10 codes

Because there is more to medical coding than memorizing ICD-10 codes, hospitals need to help coders — especially entry-level coders — further their expertise.
February 19, 2017
Carl Natale

Football injury study may show limits of ICD-10 data

In November, we looked at a study of concussions in Texas youth sports. Observers were at games played by grades 7-12 and recorded injuries.
February 15, 2017
Carl Natale

'Copy-and-paste' reveals a failure of EHR technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a bit of a stir with its study, "Examining the Copy and Paste Function in the Use of Electronic Health Records." The study concludes that clinicians are copying data from one electronic source and pasting it into electronic health records (EHRs).
February 14, 2017
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 codes are going to become more important

While Washington, D.C., isn't clear on what will happen to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it doesn't look like MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will be repealed or replaced. This is important because MACRA is creating a greater emphasis on ICD-10 coding.

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