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January 09, 2017
Carl Natale

Take a quick refresher on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
January 07, 2017
Carl Natale

Three tips that can aid coding compliance

Medicare and private healthcare payers are increasing scrutiny of claims from ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). According to Alison Kuley writing for Becker's ASC Review, that scrutiny has meant that some ASCs gave back reimbursements to the payers.
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.
January 03, 2017
Carl Natale

By the way, ICD-11 still is on the way

Not many healthcare professionals really enjoy being in a constant state of transition. Bureaucrats seem to be changing things all the time.
January 02, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10-PCS root operations depend on determining intent

"Do what I want, not what I say," expresses the frustration of many people when they don't get the result intended. This seems to be especially common when using computers.
December 31, 2016
Carl Natale

Preventing ICD-10 denials comes down to knowledge

The question of how ICD-10 implementation — and the safe harbor and the 2017 updates — affects claim reimbursements and denials is worth debating. But what's more important to healthcare professionals should be how ICD- 10 coding is affecting their organization.
December 27, 2016
Carl Natale

The top 3 ICD-10 developments of 2016

Listing 2016's ICD-10 developments seemed like a stretch. But there were three things worth noting from 2016.
December 27, 2016
Carl Natale

An old problem with DRG assignments has ICD-10 repercussions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is applying greater scrutiny to a couple DRG assignments.
December 26, 2016
Carl Natale

How ICD-10 codes could impact population health

If you're trying to figure out how ICD-10 codes are going to do anything for patients, take a look at what Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN) is doing to create an interoperable population health management system to help HIV patients.
December 26, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10-CM codes that are not on anyone's Christmas list

A good Christmas would be one when Santa Claus comes to the chimney, not the waiting room. But if you see a medical claim for Nicholas "Santa" Claus, you might be using these diagnoses.

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