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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.
November 13, 2013
Carl Natale

Should hospitals use ICD-10-PCS codes for outpatient procedures?

The federal government is going to require a bit of dual coding at hospitals. This isn't anything new. As part of ICD-10 implementation: ICD-10-CM codes will be used for all inpatient and...
November 19, 2012
Carl Natale

Medical leaders need to help plan hospitals' ICD-10 transition

ICD-10 implementation is no doubt a major undertaking for hospital IT departments. While many leaders in those departments realize that the ICD-10 transition will have an impact in almost every...
November 12, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Transition: Four steps to get physicians on board

One of the great fears of ICD-10 implementation is that it will create a documentation burden for physicians. Which is understandable since this blog often covers the increased specificity in the ICD...
November 25, 2011
Carl Natale

Week in Review: What's the ICD-10 code for a food coma?

While we were making sure we had everything for a Thanksgiving feast or traveling over the river and through the woods, the White House announced a change in leadership at the Centers for Medicare...
November 22, 2011
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Preparation: What it takes for hospitals to get ready

One of the themes coming out of the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) 2011 Convention & Exhibit was that some healthcare providers are on top of their ICD-10...