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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:
August 15, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Ombudsman? Ombudsman? Ombudsman? Anyone?

There's about 45 days before the U.S. healthcare system switches to ICD-10 coding. Which is a little bit hard to believe.
August 08, 2015
Carl Natale

It's time to cheat on your ICD-10 implementation

Rhonda Butler, a Senior Clinical Research Analyst with 3M Health Information Systems, has a pretty good idea for physicians who dread the ICD-10 implementation.
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.