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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to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it doesn't look like MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will be repealed or replaced.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.
February 13, 2017
Carl Natale

Celebrate these ICD-10 codes on Valentine's Day

We're supposed to be celebrating love on Valentine's Day but it's a day of danger. So brush up on these ICD-10 coding scenarios.
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.
February 08, 2017
Carl Natale

Why coding audits are features not ICD-10 glitches

It feels weird to consider an increase of coding audits to be a benefit of ICD-10 implementation, but that's what Susan Belley is going for in her Health Management Technology column.
February 07, 2017
Carl Natale

Population health data needs to go beyond ICD-10 codes

One of the big knocks on ICD-10 coding is the expectation that ICD-10 codes will do nothing to improve patient care. The counter argument is that ICD-10 coding will contribute to population health.

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