Edifecs Joins CMS-WEDI Virtual Event on End-to-End Testing

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ICD-10 Expert Will Highlight Best Practices for Collaborative Testing Among Payers and Providers

An ICD-10 and enterprise testing expert from Edifecs, Inc. will be sharing best practices for ICD-10 collaborative testing at a virtual event organized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). The event, “End-to-End Testing: A Collaborative Approach to Testing, Readiness and Compliance” features sessions that explore several types of ICD-10 collaborative testing scenarios and checklists, including those for providers, clearinghouses, payers and vendors.

Ryan McDermitt, senior director of Product Management at Edifecs, will share his expertise and offer best practices for end-to-end testing during the “Vendor’s Roadmap to Testing, Readiness and Compliance” session. He will also share the vendor perspective on payer-provider collaboration and how to use technology to alleviate some of the burden. The discussion is one of several interactive sessions comprising a daylong online event designed to help healthcare organizations fully prepare for the transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014. End-to-end testing is a critical component to help organizations assess operational readiness and uncover potential hiccups or unexpected outcomes prior to implementation. McDermitt’s session will include a suggested checklist and approach for end-to-end testing specific to vendors and will look for feedback from participants.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

WHAT: An online session featuring Edifecs, alongside CMS and National Government Services, the firm awarded a contract by CMS to establish industry definitions and develop a standard process methodology for end-to-end testing. For more information, visit: http://www.wedi.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=220AC00000156.

WHO: Ryan McDermitt, Senior Director of Product Management at Edifecs, is responsible for overall product direction for the Edifecs ICD-10 Solution. He has leveraged his experience in consulting while at Deloitte and product/program development for WellPoint to develop and deliver health insurance products used by millions of people. McDermitt’s primary career focus has been on health care analytics, data mining and applying aspects of machine learning to healthcare transactions, and he has spent the last several years developing tools for assessing risk and modeling data for the impending transition to ICD-10. In addition to his role at Edifecs, McDermitt serves as a senior research analyst at Carnegie Mellon University’s Auton Lab, a post-doctoral lab dedicated to machine learning and applied statistics.

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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