Edifecs Expert to Present Best Practices for ICD-10 Mapping and Data Analysis at AHIMA ICD-10 Summit

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Session will Discuss Strategies for Mitigating Business and Clinical Risks Associated with ICD-10 Transition

The ICD-10 mandate will be one of the most extensive conversion projects healthcare payer and provider organizations will face. This mandate ushers in a new level of granular information that has the potential for taking the healthcare industry to a greater level of patient care by providing specific documentation to enable better disease management and health outcomes. Recognizing this, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) ICD-10 Summit in Baltimore this week is hosting a wide-range of sessions to help attendees understand the best implementation strategies for a successful transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Edifecs, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare software solutions, will attend the Summit, exhibit and the company’s ICD-10 expert, Parag Patel, will also lead an educational session to review strategies for ICD-10 mapping and data analysis. In the wake of the Department of Health and Human Services proposed rule to delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline by one year, health plans and provider organizations are using the additional time to assess the business impact of ICD-10, identify and mitigate the various risks involved, do a better job of mapping codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10, and then thoroughly test from both a technology and business standpoint. Edifecs will be onsite to both discuss and support these efforts through the ICD-10 migration.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT

WHAT: A discussion focused on prospective and retrospective data modeling and trending strategies for ICD-10. Specifically, Edifecs will discuss how to map business-critical scenarios for analysis, best practices for retrospective data analysis modeling and strategies to ensure longitudinal data analysis isn’t adversely impacted by a particular ICD-10 mapping approach. Specifically attendees will learn:

  • Strategies for mapping business critical scenarios representing clinical and financial risks during the ICD-10 transition.
  • How to develop best practices for modeling retrospective data analysis to predict to-be scenarios in ICD-10.
  • How to ensure ICD-10 mapping approach has minimal impact on longitudinal data analysis.

WHO: Parag Patel, MD, MHA and healthcare business consultant at Edifecs, heads the ICD-10 Advisory Services and Implementation Consulting team at Edifecs. In this role, he is responsible for managing delivery of Edifecs ICD-10 services to the company’s enterprise customers, many of whom are the largest healthcare payer and provider organizations in the country. He is a healthcare business process engineering expert, with extensive experience in developing IT-enabled business solutions and conducting comprehensive impact and risk analyses.

Edifecs will also be at the conference to demonstrate its ICD-10 solution, an integrated set of products that work together to support all phases of ICD-10 migration. With the Edifecs ICD-10 solution, health plans and providers can use their own historic data to identify potential ICD-10 risks, which helps healthcare organizations prioritize their remediation and testing efforts.

The annual AHIMA ICD-10 Summit is one of the premier healthcare industry events dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities in the transition to ICD-10. The Summit will feature open discussions and participation of thought leaders from all segments of the healthcare industry, including providers, payers, vendors, consultants and secondary data users.

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.

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