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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.
October 19, 2016
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 accuracy matters more now than ever

There is an obvious reason to get ICD-10 codes correct on medical claims. Incorrect coding can lead to denied claims that hurt healthcare providers' revenue streams. Unfortunately, sometimes when all the coding is done correctly, healthcare payers may not be able to hold up their end of the deal.
September 12, 2016
Carl Natale

Small changes in ICD-10 coding quality could mean big money

Large healthcare organizations have realized that small changes in ICD-10 accuracy can mean millions of dollars in revenue.
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 28, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 accuracy isn't perfect but it's improving

On Monday, we highlighted the ICD-10 learning curve. The post focused on general ICD-10 issues for surgical coding. Today, we're pointing to a post that calls out five areas with the worst ICD-10 coding accuracy.