How to Tackle the Business Impacts of the ICD-10 Transition – An Edifecs Webinar

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Edifecs Expert to Demonstrate Effective Strategies for Health Plans to Achieve Financial Neutrality in ICD-10 Migration

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will affect almost every functional area within a health plan’s organizational structure. ICD codes are integral to provider contracts, payments, medical policies and many automated processes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate that the transition to ICD-10 will affect up to 80 percent of payer business processes.

Achieving financial neutrality has been a primary goal for most health plans through the ICD-10 transition. Failure to tackle the business impacts of ICD-10 may result in payers 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: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST.

WHAT: A webinar demonstrating best practices healthcare payers can use to reduce risk in the ICD-10 transition.
Attendees will learn how to:

  • Mitigate transition risks by using historical claim data to avoid payment errors, risks to provider relationships and adverse impacts on medical policy enforcement and disease management programs
  • Create highly accurate code maps over and above what is 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

Contact Michael Thomas of Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, PR firm for Edifecs at mthomas(at)rhstrategic(dot)com.


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