Edifecs Expert to Present Real-World ICD-10 Internal Testing Case Study at National HIPAA Summit

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Session Explores Testing Challenges for a Large Healthcare Payer, Provides Testing Strategy Framework

An ICD-10 expert from Edifecs, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare software solutions, will present an ICD-10 internal testing case study at the 21st National HIPAA Summit in Washington D.C. on Feb. 19 – 21. This year’s Summit focuses on the impact of government mandates, including ICD-10, HITECH and overall health reform on privacy, security and electronic health record adoption issues. The Summit will also address developments and requirements for healthcare information transactions, code sets and operating rules. The ICD-10 mandate is one of the most extensive conversion projects healthcare organizations will undertake, and it has wide-spread impact across the organization. It is important for healthcare organizations to have a comprehensive testing strategy to mitigate financial and operational risk, work toward a smooth transition to ICD-10, and ensure they meet the compliance deadline.

Healthcare industry veteran Tom Richey will lead a session titled “ICD-10 Internal Testing — A Health Plan Case Study from the Trenches,” in which he will walk attendees through the actual ICD-10 internal testing experience of a large healthcare payer organization. The session will explore the challenges the organization faced while testing and share best practices to help attendees develop a testing strategy that anticipates the issues that may arise through the testing process.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM EST

WHAT: ICD-10 migration is one of the largest healthcare undertakings in decades with significant business impacts. Testing readiness for ICD-10 is a critical step to mitigate risk inherent in a large-scale enterprise program. Based on the real-world experience of a large healthcare payer, this session will help attendees understand the difficulties of internal testing, and then walk away with a testing strategy framework for their own organization.

WHO: Thomas Richey, Senior Manager for Testing Solutions at Edifecs, leads strategic planning, design and development of QA and testing solutions for the healthcare industry. Richey has 17 years of experience in test management, data management, data archive and product management. He has spent the majority of his career with large payer organizations, including eight years in enterprise testing at WellPoint, Inc. His recent projects include integrated enterprise testing solutions that mitigate the key business risks of ICD-10 remediation; accelerate migration and achieve payment, operational, benefit, revenue and clinical neutrality.

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, Operating Rules 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.

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