ICD-10 Delay Prompts Special News Webcast

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Lyman Sornberger, Cleveland Clinic Health System, and Dennis Winkler, BlueCross/BlueShield of Michigan, to co-present.

Representatives of two major U.S. healthcare entities have been tabbed to present a live, one-hour news webcast to help providers and payers deal with the news from both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the implementation of ICD-10 may be delayed.

Lyman Sornberger, executive director of revenue cycle management for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, and Dennis Winkler, technical program director of program management and ICD-10 for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, will conduct the webcast on Thursday, March 8 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST. The duo will discuss and review “go-forward” options for both providers and payers.

“The news from both HHS and CMS is causing significant confusion among providers, payers and clearinghouses,” said Chuck Buck, publisher of ICD-10monitor. “We felt the need to bring these two major entities together to share best practices for many of those organizations that could be searching for answers to questions about continuing with their implementation plans to convert to the new code system.”

Buck said that this period of uncertainty is weighing heavily on providers and touches on education and training and vendor readiness.

“For many healthcare providers and payers, this interruption means that they must re-examine their current ICD-10 implementation plans and determine their next steps,” Buck said. “Both Sornberger and Winkler will be sharing with attendees how their respective organizations are marshalling their resources in the light of a possible delay to the implementation of ICD-10.”

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