Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
ICD10monitor.com is hosting a groundbreaking live roundtable discussion with a panel of experts selected to analyze a recent decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) to make a bid to halt implementation of the ICD-10 coding system, according to website Publisher Chuck Buck.
Registration is going on now for the 90-minute roundtable, titled “At the Crossroads: AMA’s Impact on ICD-10.” The event, which is slated to feature a live Q&A with the expert panel, is scheduled to be held 10:30 a.m.-noon EST on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Visit: http://shop.icd10monitor.com/product_p/web12132011.htm for more information.
The AMA’s House of Delegates voted at its Nov. 15 semi-annual meeting to “vigorously” work to stop the implementation of ICD-10. Roundtable panelists will discuss the implications of this decision and its potential impact on the federal government’s mandated transition to ICD-10 by October 2013.
Moderating the roundtable will be Buck and MedLearn Vice President of Consulting Kim Charland (BA, RHIT, CCS). Panelists confirmed to appear include Cleveland Clinic Health System Executive Director of Revenue Cycle Management Lyman Sornberger, Kloss Strategic Advisors President and former AHIMA Chief Executive Officer Linda Kloss, IASIS Healthcare Director of Health Information Management Kyle McElroy, Health Care Mediation Co-founder David Block and WellPoint Vice President of ICD-10 Federal Mandates Ian Bonnet.
“We are very pleased to have such outstanding authorities speak on the subject of ICD-10, particularly since they represent both the payer and provider communities,” Buck said. “We have sent repeated requests to AMA to have a representative on the panel, and so far, no response. And inquiries were made to both state associations of the AMA — Mississippi and Alabama — including a request to the American Urological Association. All three entities were reported to have initiated the resolution during the AMA's semi-annual meeting. The lack of response from these organizations, unfortunately, is disappointing."
The registration fee for the roundtable is $99, with the anticipated audience including healthcare executives, HIM directors, quality assurance directors and those involved in compliance and revenue cycle operations for hospitals nationwide. To register, visit: http://shop.icd10monitor.com/product_p/web12132011.htm or contact us at 1-866-892-9322 x705.
We will be soliciting questions from the audience during the 90-minute live event,” Buck said. “We want to have an open forum and we encourage people to share their thoughts — either in agreement or disagreement — with the recent action taken by the AMA.”
ICD-10monitor.com, a division of RAC Monitor, LLC, is an online news and information source created to help healthcare providers make informed decisions as they transition to ICD-10, a process mandated by Congress under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ICD-10monitor publishes a biweekly e-newsletter, “ICD10monitor e-news,” hosts a weekly program Talk Ten Tuesday and conducts educational and sponsored webinars on the transition to ICD-10. The website is not affiliated with any governmental agency.