Letters from the Editor

Dear Reader: Maternal mortality rates in the U.S are abnormally high, in comparison to those of other developed countries.  For that reason, we are embarking on a four-part series focusing on this vitally important and timely topic, with today’s edition of ICD10monitor and its accompanying live Internet broadcast, Talk Ten…
Dear Colleague, Please join me in recognizing the outstanding work done every day by dedicated and compassionate Health Information Professionals (HIPs). We here at ICD10monitor, and Talk Ten Tuesdays extend our sincere appreciation to those healthcare workers who toil endlessly at their stations – either on the floor, bedside, or…
Dear Colleague: The World Health Organization (WHO) gave us the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) and up next: ICD-11. Every day, between small tasks and major initiatives, WHO healthcare professionals are providing a huge amount of work—especially now during the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus. Their work…
2020 will be remembered, I am certain, as the “Year of the Coder.” Just think about all the new codes that sprang up almost overnight like mushrooms. Obviously, there were a slew of new codes related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Also related to COVID-19 were codes…
ICD10monitor, as its name implies, will continue to monitor and report on the progress that all healthcare stakeholders are experiencing in their respective implementations of ICD-10.  Stakeholders include acute-care and post-acute care facilities, hospice and home health, physician practices, payers, durable medical equipment providers, clearinghouses, and vendors.