May 01, 2016
Carl Natale

Four ways to get the wrong ICD10 codes

Medical practices and hospitals are finding out that mappings and electronic health records (EHRs) are not always getting the correct ICD-10 codes. Medical coders need to work through the documentation to get the right diagnoses and procedures.
April 25, 2016
Carl Natale

Wrap your head around some ICD-10 documentation needs

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
April 17, 2016
Carl Natale

List ICD-10 codes in correct order to preserve medical necessity

The order that diagnosis codes are listed do matter when it comes to reimbursement. And electronic health records (EHRs) might not choose the optimal order.
April 11, 2016
Carl Natale

Can ICD-10 codes measure the effect of Dr. Oz on medical productivity?

About a year and half ago, I found a satirical coding proposal that aimed to capture more revenue for doctors who had to deal with Dr. Oz "diagnoses."
April 03, 2016
Carl Natale

Revisiting ICD-10-PCS basics

When submitting ICD-10-PCS claims, keep an eye out for Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) shifts.
March 29, 2016

Getting ICD-10 compliance just right

If Goldilocks were a medical coder, she would be trying to avoid Papa Bear's overcoding strategy and the pitfalls of Mama Bear's undercoding.
March 28, 2016
Carl Natale

The ICD-10-CM 7th character is a complex one

The seventh character of an ICD-10-CM code is probably the most misunderstood character in the ICD-10 dram. Often, it is used in a joke about how often does someone get bit by a raccoon or sucked into a jet engine.
March 21, 2016
Carl Natale

Four common ICD-10 coding mistakes you can avoid

Let's take a quick look at some of the more common coding mistakes with ICD-10 coding
March 14, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10-CM/PCS: It's all in the details

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10
March 11, 2016
Carl Natale

How much is ICD-10 productivity hurting?

One of the major concerns about ICD-10 implementation was how hard it would hit medical coding productivity. There were fears that U.S. healthcare would experience productivity losses of 40 percent like Canadian healthcare providers experienced in their ICD-10-CA transition.