ICD-10 Grace Period Ends

It’s official. The CMS grace period for ICD-10 has ended. Healthcare IT News reports on the current situation and shares insights from industry experts. Below is an excerpt of the article. Click here to read the full story >>  Hospitals gird for ICD-10 claims...

ICD-10 Specificity and Denials

I was recently interviewed by Healthcare Finance News about a topic that’s growing in popularity: ICD-10 specificity. Here is an excerpt below. Click here to read the full article >> A year after the much-hyped switch to the ICD-10 diagnostic coding library,...

ICD-10: Coding the Killers

In a recent issue of ICD10 Monitor, my colleague Cassie Milligan and I analyzed the “Top 10 Coding Killers”. For the full article with more details for each topic, click here. As it does every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Preparing for IPPS 2017 Changes

In a recent issue of ICD10 Monitor, I analyzed the proposed 2017 IPPS rule changes and identified key areas where coders need to pay close attention. This blog provides a quick overview of the coding areas most impacted by the proposed rule changes. For the full...

Coding Audits Evolve with ICD-10

In the June 2016 issue of the Journal of AHIMA, myself and four other industry experts defined new benchmarks and best practices for conducting ICD-10 coding audits. The move to ICD-10-CM/PCS adds a layer of audit complexity and requirements as hospitals and health...