Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will affect almost every functional area within a Medicaid organization. While it is a significant technical project, ICD-10 migration is even more disruptive to business processes – ICD codes are the foundation for benefit plans, encounter processing, payments, authorizations, treatment planning and other processes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that 80 percent of Medicaid business processes will be impacted by ICD-10.
With Medicaid budgets already stressed, achieving financial neutrality is an essential goal for most Medicaid plans in the ICD-10 transition. Failure to effectively tackle the operational impacts of ICD-10 may result in Medicaid plans spending more and increasing their risk of not achieving their neutrality goals.
In this complimentary webinar, Edifecs healthcare consulting expert Kristine Weinberger will discuss effective strategies for mitigating ICD-10 transition risks, creating more accurate code maps and overcoming testing and implementation challenges.
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST.
WHAT: A webinar discussing best practices and approaches for Medicaid organizations to ensure cost savings and achieve neutrality goals in the ICD-10 transition.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Mitigate transition risks by using historical claim data to avoid payment errors, undermining provider relationships, and adverse impacts on medical policy enforcement and disease management programs
- Create highly accurate code maps over and above what's possible with GEMs by leveraging the more detailed medical concepts in ICD-10 codes
- Successfully overcome the huge testing and implementation challenges of ICD-10 with new and more effective testing approaches
WHO: Kristine Weinberger, Senior Healthcare Business Consultant at Edifecs, is a nationally recognized expert in analyzing the impacts of HIPAA and ICD-10. Her wide-ranging experience includes personnel and operations management, project management and implementation, business process reengineering, proposal development and assessment of federal requirements. Most recently, Weinberger has been involved in leading a number of impact assessments for projects such as the National Provider Identifier (NPI) and the ICD-10 mandates. She is actively involved with industry organizations such as X12, the National Medicaid EDI Healthcare (NMEH) Workgroup, and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), where she serves as co-chair of the ICD-10 Crosswalks sub workgroup. Weinberger has more than 23 years of healthcare technology experience working for both Medicaid Fiscal Agents and State Government.
About Edifecs, Inc.
An industry leader since 1996, Edifecs provides healthcare software solutions that improve operational performance by streamlining the exchange of information among health plans, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations, while enabling compliance with current mandates such as HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10.
Today, more than 250 healthcare customers use Edifecs technology to unify transactions from any information channel source and input mechanism, while automating manual business processes such as enrollment, claims and payments management.
Edifecs is currently recognized as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the state of Washington, 100 Best Places to Work in the state of Washington, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America by Deloitte. Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, WA. For more information, please visit http://www.edifecs.com.
Contact Michael Thomas of Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, PR firm for Edifecs at mthomas(at)rhstrategic(dot)com.