Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Cooperative Exchange and other private industry partners, today announced the launch of its ICD-10 Success Initiative webinar series. The purpose of these webinars is to help health IT stakeholders meet the October 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline and to provide answers to common questions.
The first webinar of this series, the Guide to Jumpstart Your ICD-10 Compliance Efforts, is free to attend and will take place on Feb. 21 at 11:00 a.m., EST. This webinar will present an overview on preparing for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition. Regardless of how far along organizations are in their implementation process, this webinar will cover all the bases, including: steps to guarantee your documentation is upgraded; essential tactics to warrant that coders can code in ICD-10; confirming practice management systems can take in ICD-10; ensuring transactions can be produced with ICD-10; best practices on testing with trading partners; and the roll of the clearinghouse and what it can and cannot accomplish. This webinar will feature speakers from the Cooperative Exchange as well as representatives from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Participation is free and registration is available here.
Additionally, members of the health IT community may also send their implementation challenges to the searchable database of ICD-10 issues, which is open to the public for submission. As part of the ICD-10 Success Initiative, WEDI, CMS and their partners will help to triage issues submitted through the database and provide valuable information and resources to help healthcare organizations understand how the new codes and coding standards will impact diagnosis and inpatient procedures.
About the ICD-10 Success Initiative
The goal of this initiative is to ensure a successful ICD-10 implementation for all healthcare industry stakeholders including healthcare providers, payers, clearinghouses and vendors.
For more information about the ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative, please contact Samantha Holvey at sholvey(at)wedi(dot)org, (202) 618-8789. For more information on ICD-10 compliance steps, please visit WEDI ICD-10 Information online.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards bodies. To learn more, visit http://www.wedi.org.