Edifecs Joins WEDI ICD-10 Contingency Planning Webinar Series

Learn how an approach to contingency planning can be leveraged as a foundation for ICD-10 transition analytics.

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Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) March 10, 2014

An ICD-10 compliance and external testing expert from Edifecs, Inc. will discuss a strategic framework for ICD-10 contingency planning and post transition analytics during a webinar hosted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). With the transition date to ICD-10 officially confirmed, payers and providers lagging behind in their transition must determine how they will either escalate compliance efforts, or ready a contingency plan.

Ryan McDermitt, VP, Compliance Product Management at Edifecs, will share his expertise and offer best practices to payers and providers for a strategic contingency planning approach for the October 1, 2014 cutover date. During his session, “Framework for ICD-10 contingency planning and post transition analytics,” Ryan will also provide context for how a contingency approach can be leveraged as a foundation for ICD-10 transition, including the use of reference data, hierarchical maps use for rules, historic experience data to improve accuracy, and contingency frameworks that can be used post-transition—for pre/post transition payment analytics.

WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

WHAT: A seven-day online webinar series featuring Edifecs’ Ryan McDermitt and other industry professionals fluent in ICD-10 compliance and readiness. For more information, visit the WEDI event site here.

WHO: Ryan McDermitt, VP, Compliance Product Management at Edifecs, has more than 10 years’ experience in healthcare policy, technology and consulting. Ryan specializes in helping insurers prepare for the ICD-10 transition. Leveraging his consulting work for Deloitte and product/program development efforts for WellPoint, Ryan has led development and delivery of health insurance products used by millions of people. His primary career focus has been healthcare analytics, data mining and applying aspects of machine learning to healthcare transactions, with the last several years dedicated to developing tools for assessing risk and modeling data for the ICD-10 transition. In addition to his role at Edifecs, Ryan serves as a senior research analyst at Carnegie Mellon University’s Auton Lab, a post-doctoral lab dedicated to machine learning and applied statistics. Ryan holds a master’s degree in health policy and information systems management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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. Edifecs’ products and services also enable 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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