2014 Healthcare Mandate Summit Focuses on Compliance and the Road to Reform

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Edifecs-Hosted Event Will Help Healthcare Organizations Take Control of Deadlines, and Ongoing Changes Coming with Healthcare Reform

Edifecs, a healthcare solutions provider specializing in information management and compliance technology, will host more than 80 representatives from the nation’s top health plans at the upcoming Healthcare Mandate Summit, taking place next week in San Diego. The keynote and session topics feature speakers from leading health plans, consulting groups and industry associations—each of whom will cover the multi-faceted aspects of reform, impact of the changing technology landscape and discuss best practices, success stories and lessons learned from fellow industry professionals.

WHAT: The third annual Healthcare Mandate Summit is one of the only conferences to bring together health plans and industry experts to enable cross-industry collaboration and peer-to-peer idea exchange for compliance and reform. Attendees will share practical know-how, real-world success stories and business insight into subjects including, ICD-10, health insurance exchanges, financial management and the Affordable Care Act.

WHEN: January 29-30, 2014 – Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

Keynote: “State of the Union: Healthcare Reform”
Speaker: Joe Flower, CEO of The Change Project, Inc.
To kick-off the Healthcare Mandate Summit, Mr. Flower will explain the political, economic and technical aspects of healthcare reform and review what they mean for payers, providers and government entities.

Keynote: “Reform Behind the Scenes”
Speaker: Glendon Schuster, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Centene Corporation
Mandates affect far more than technical specifications and medical codes. On multiple levels, government is changing the way care is delivered, measured and compensated. In this session, Mr. Schuster examines how these changes will impact the systems and technology used by payers and providers in areas such as customer management, payment management, care management, fraud detection and information exchange.

Session: “ICD-10 Wins and Losses in Collaborative Testing”
Speaker: Denny Brennan, Executive Director at Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
Collaborative end-to-end testing will help payer and provider organizations share test data, exchange transactions, analyze results, and ultimately meet compliance requirements by the October 1, 2014 deadline. Hear lessons learned from Mr. Brennan and a panel of payers and providers who have successfully engaged in collaborative testing with secure testing platforms.

Other sessions and speakers include:

  •     “Mitigating Risk on the Exchange”

Speakers: representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and Cigna

  •     “Emerging Payment Models Push Value Over Volume”

Speakers: representative from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

  •     “Uncharted Waters Retail Healthcare Reform”

Speakers: representatives from Geisinger Health Plan

  •     “Deadline Fail: What’s Plan B?”

Speakers: representatives from Health Data Consulting

  •     “After October 1, 2014”

Speakers: representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan

  •     “Health Insurance Marketplaces—Up and Running”

Speakers: representatives from the Colorado Health Benefit Exchanges

“The industry has been working hard toward creating a better healthcare system, and as we near a major milestone with ICD-10 this October, and continue to implement the ACA, it is critical that the industry collaborates,” said Jamie Gier, vice president of Corporate Marketing for Edifecs. “Healthcare reform and mandates are the backbone for improving access to quality care. This Summit will help the industry understand what it will take to overcome ongoing challenges, achieve compliance this year, and adapt for what lies ahead with healthcare reform.”

For a complete agenda and blog summaries of each session as they conclude during the event, visit the Healthcare Mandate Summit web site or follow @EdifecsToday on Twitter, using the hashtag #mandatesummit.

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 headquartered in Bellevue, WA. For more information, please visit http://www.edifecs.com.

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