ICD-10 blog

ICD-10 Codes for the Christmas Season

Get in the spirit with ICD-10 codes for the holiday season

By Jon Carter


‘Tis the season! Cartoonist Jon Carter reveals that a few Christmas and holiday characters and traditions are just well-disguised ICD-10 codes.… Read More

ICD-10 follow up action items

HATA ICD-10 follow up action items from membership meeting

In the recent HATA membership meeting, participants shared the following links concerning ICD-10 follow up actions. CMS has a MAC contact list on their ICD-10 website and ICD-10 Coordinating and Maintenance Committee and information on the ICD-10 Ombudsman. Go to the MAC websites for additional information that is being published on LCD’s.

Links shared concerning ICD-10 follow up:

Learn more about HATA (Healthcare Administrative Technology Association), the National Association of Practice Management Systems and related technology companies.… Read More

Monitoring ICD-10 Post-Implementation Issues

ICD-10Planning and execution efforts for ICD-10 have been the largest resource-intensive undertaking by healthcare in decades.

By G. Elizabeth Wilson, RHIT

The healthcare industry had ample time to analyze the factors that currently affect efficient and uninterrupted quality healthcare, but have healthcare providers anticipated the factors that will affect their practices after implementation?

A national effort to transition to a new and improved, but vastly different coding system inevitably affects various groups and multiple healthcare transactions.… Read More

How One Physician Made ICD-10 Work

Jim Legan, MD

How one physician made ICD-10 work with little effort


By Gabriel Perna

For many practices, the day of Oct. 1, 2015 was the nerve-wracking great switch over from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Small practices were pegged as ill-prepared for the storm that was to hit on that particular day.

The only strange thing was that Legan, a primary-care physician at an eight-doc practice in Great Falls, Mont., got ready for ICD-10 without totally realizing it.… Read More

Download free ICD-10 crosswalk guides from BC Advantage magazine

ICD-10 allergy crosswalkBC Advantage magazine offers free ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk guides

Crosswalking is the mapping of equivalent or near-equivalent codes between two different code sets. The most important type of crosswalking today is between ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM. Download these free ICD-10 crosswalks for 18 specialties listed.

Click here to access BC Advantage crosswalk downloads.… Read More