AHA Central Office a 2011 ICD-10 Summit Collaborator

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The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Central Office announces its support of the ICD-10 Summit: Strategies and Tactics for Industry Success, being held April 11-12, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The ICD-10 Summit is the premier health care event dedicated to the exploration of the challenges and opportunities represented in the transition to the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems.

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Central Office announces its support of the ICD-10 Summit: Strategies and Tactics for Industry Success, being held April 11-12, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland. The two-day event is expected to attract more than 400 senior leaders from all major stakeholder groups, including providers, payers, vendors, and consultants. AHA Central Office is proud to be a collaborating organization with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Nelly Leon-Chisen, Director of Coding and Classification at the AHA will participate in a panel session entitled Transitioning to ICD-10: Translations and Maps for Applications with representatives from 3M and Resolution Health. This panel will discuss translation and conversion strategies integrated with providers, payers, vendors, and trading partners.

The ICD-10 Summit is the premier health care event dedicated to the exploration of the challenges and opportunities represented in the transition to the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems. The central message is that a well-planned, well-managed process – including thorough risk assessment, implementation planning, and detailed go-live preparations – will yield a smooth, successful transition. Underlying this message is the concept that the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS should be regarded and managed as an advantage, rather than simply achieving compliance with the terms of the regulation.

Registrants of the ICD-10 Summit who are affiliated with AHA Central Office may reference coupon code MX5598 to pay only $849, which represents a $200 organizational discount. AHIMA members will pay the AHIMA member rate.

About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 38,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.

About AHIMA
Established in 1928, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a major advocate, educator and resource for the health information management industry. More than 61,000 members and 52 affiliated state associations are receiving quality information and education through AHIMA. To learn more, visit http://www.AHIMA.org.

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