Edifecs to Speak at MESC 2014 on the Values of Implementing Trading and Testing Platforms for Mandate Compliance

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Session attendees will learn how smarter technology infrastructure and testing help healthcare organizations view mandates as an opportunity to improve health outcomes

Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company, will discuss strategic approaches and best practices for both ICD-10 testing and trading partner engagement during two educational sessions at the 2014 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC).

Edifecs is hosting two sessions at MESC 2014:

Session 1: Trading Platform Evolution – An Infrastructure for Mandates and Value-Based Care
August 19, 2014, Colorado Convention Center at 3:00 p.m. MDT

Herb Larsen, Edifecs principal business consultant, and Vik Sachdev, Edifecs vice president for trading solutions, will outline how to make the most of a trading platform investment by creating a smarter infrastructure that goes beyond traditional EDI in support of new value-based lines of business. Larsen and Sachdev will also discuss the strategic views needed as change-agents to successfully engage trading partners in the race to value-based care.

The presenters will discuss:

  •     How various mandates are converging
  •     How to leverage mandates as change agents for strategic goals
  •     A use case for applying an upcoming mandate to drive long-term solutions

Session 2: ICD-10: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines
August 20, 2014, Colorado Convention Center at 3:00 p.m. MDT

Dr. Parag Patel, head of the ICD-10 advisory services and implementation consulting team at Edifecs, will share lessons learned and best practices from partnering with commercial entities through data modeling, medical policy and benefit remediation, core and peripheral system remediation and testing.

This session will include:

  •     Lessons learned from data modeling and analysis for state Medicaid agencies
  •     Medical policy and associated benefit conversion best practices
  •     Strategies to minimize disruption to financial and operational processes
  •     Best practices for internal testing strategies as well as community based end-to-end testing with providers

MESC brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid information systems and initiatives. For more information please see the 2014 agenda.

For updates on the latest news and announcements at the conference, please follow @EdifecsToday on Twitter.

About Edifecs, Inc.
Edifecs is a leader in developing innovative, cost-cutting solutions to transform the global healthcare marketplace. Since 1996, Edifecs has provided technology that automates many administrative functions in order to trim waste and reduce costs as well as increase revenues, collaboration and operational performance. Customers who have benefited include healthcare providers, insurers, pharmacy benefit management companies, and other trading partners. More than 250 healthcare customers today use Edifecs solutions to simplify and unify financial, clinical and administrative transactions. They also use Edifecs technology to automate manual business processes (e.g., enrollment, claims and payment management) and to support compliance for HIPAA, Operating Rules and ICD-10 mandates. In addition, Edifecs develops supply chain management solutions to support worldwide customers in non-healthcare industry segments. Edifecs is based in Bellevue, WA, with operations internationally. Learn more about us at edifecs.com.

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