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August 01, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS clarifies what is an ICD-10 family

The detente between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and American Medical Association (AMA) calls for physician practices to use ICD-10 codes in the correct family in order to qualify for reimbursement.
July 25, 2015
Carl Natale

What does ICD-10 acceptance look like?

The American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may have reached some sort of detente in the ICD-10 transition but physicians still are calling for vigorous opposition.
July 18, 2015
Carl Natale

Collecting ICD-10 data will be an act of faith

It's understandable that physicians are unimpressed by the granular data that will be collected from ICD-10 coding. Documenting so many conditions relating a patient's injury or illness doesn't affect that patient's care. Why bother?
July 10, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 foes cautious about new CMS guidelines

After years of vigorous opposition, I really didn't think physicians were going to start loving ICD-10 implementation this week.
July 03, 2015
Carl Natale

Physician, blame thyself

Dr. W. Jeff Terry is a urologist and vigorous opponent of ICD-10 implementation. He got a chance to talk about that at February's House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on ICD-10 implementation. He was the only witness called who opposed ICD-10 implementation.
June 27, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA and CMS team up to get ready for ICD-10 implementation

The American Medical Association (AMA) is being useful. Seriously.
June 20, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Safe Harbors: What can go wrong?

Safe harbors and grace periods are becoming the hottest phrases in healthcare politics since politicians started rallying against waste and abuse.
June 13, 2015
Carl Natale

What's so funny about ICD-10 codes?

Steve Sisko doesn't think a child drowning is funny. Who does?
June 06, 2015
Carl Natale

Politicians offer unspecified ideas for a smoother ICD-10 transition

When it comes to politics, anything can happen. That includes another delay of ICD-10 implementation.
May 30, 2015
Carl Natale

Not every ICD-10 solution needs to be expensive

One of the big fears about ICD-10 implementation is that the technical upgrades will be very expensive. Which is understandable.

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