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November 21, 2015

CMS clarifies some ICD-10 issues

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified some confusion on its National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (NCDs) this week.
November 14, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 denial coverage is not the same as denial of coverage

We're still in the ICD-10 denial stage. Meaning healthcare officials deny we have enough data to determine whether the ICD-10 transition is a success or not.
October 31, 2015
Carl Natale

Keep the ICD-10 information coming

While I appreciate that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released some data on ICD-10 Medicare claims, I hope we don't make too much out of it.
October 25, 2015
Carl Natale

U.S. healthcare waiting for ICD-10 aftershocks

Dr. Linda Girgis and her husband run Girgis Family Medicine in South River, N.J. In fact, they're the only physicians in the practice — which makes them a handy representation of small physician practices.
October 17, 2015
Carl Natale

Big healthcare payers report smooth ICD-10 transition so far

Now that physicians have aired their frustrations about the ICD-10 transition, healthcare payers are talking a bit about how they're handling it.
October 10, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 transition has increased frustrations for physicians

The conventional wisdom is that we need to wait a few weeks to tell if the ICD-10 transition is successful. It seems that physicians aren't willing to wait.
September 26, 2015
Carl Natale

Are we really going to be using ICD-10 codes on Thursday?

On Thursday, I met with a group of HIMSS Media editors about what will happen Oct. 1. We weren't sure there would be a lot of action Thursday.
September 12, 2015
Carl Natale

Where's your ICD-10 command center?

At the end of the month ICD-10 ombudsman Dr. William Rogers will establish an ICD-10 coordination center in Baltimore for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). What exactly will be done in Baltimore isn't clear.
August 29, 2015
Carl Natale

We have an ICD-10 Ombudsman and positive end-to-to end testing

Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), named William Rogers, MD, director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at CMS, as the ICD-10 Ombudsman.
August 23, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 readiness survey fails to surprise anyone

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) released the results of a survey of medical practices and found that only 10 percent of practices will be ready for ICD-10 implementation. I'm not really surprised for a couple reasons: