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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to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it doesn't look like MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will be repealed or replaced.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 01, 2016
Carl Natale

Getting some data on delayed ICD-10 reimbursements

digiChart, a medical billing and EHR company specializing in OB/GYN physician practices, says its clients are seeing "claims that were historically paid in 15 days now taking as many as 45 days."
August 26, 2014
Carl Natale

Why you need to get physicians ready for ICD-10 coding now

Earlier this month, Andy Arends of Dell Services wrote about the need for proper physician readiness as part of ICD-10 preparation. It's a bit of a no-brainer because physicians will be essential in...
March 15, 2014
Carl Natale

Study shows the wrong way to convert ICD-10 codes

The University of Illinois has released the misunderstood study of the year. And I'm pretty sure it's going to be hard to beat the rest of the year. [Study: Identifying Clinically Disruptive...
October 23, 2013
Carl Natale

Why revenue needs to be examined during the ICD-10 transition

While estimating the cost of an ICD-10 transition may be scary, medical practices should perhaps be more worried about what could happen to revenue. Oct. 1 could be the start of longer accounts...
June 26, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Training: Staff will need to translate edits

Expect reimbursement delays after the ICD-10 compliance deadline. That's the impression I got from SearchHealthIT's interesting Q&A with James Truesdale, partner at The Kiran Consortium Group,...
November 14, 2011
Carl Natale

Revenue Neutrality: How providers can protect cash flow from ICD-10 risks

ICD-10 implementation is going to cost money. So the last thing healthcare providers need is for revenue to decline. Beth Mahan, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, explains how ICD-10 coding can...