Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Atlanta-based Jvion, developer of leading ICD-10 software solutions, was selected by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to lead the HIMSS14 Annual Conference ICD-10 Symposium. The event is part of the organization’s annual pre-conference symposia, which are continuing education programs that include an overall theme with related topics. Jvion secured the ICD-10 spot based on the value of the content proposed, how well the session advances thinking around ICD-10, the usefulness of the information presented, the timeliness of the topic, the vendor-neutrality of the full session, and the objective, real world perspective promoted throughout the day. “Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real about ICD-10” will take place on Sunday February 23, 2013 from 8:00am – 4:00pm ET at the Orange County Convention Center, Room 311E-H.
During this daylong education event, attendees will learn how to address some of the biggest ICD-10 challenges including how to: implement a successful ICD-10 program in an outpatient/ambulatory setting; increase retention and the effectiveness of documentation and training; support organizations that are behind in their ICD-10 conversion; optimize remaining ICD-10 budgets; manage post 10/14 reimbursement monitoring; and avoid ICD-10’s long-term impacts to fraud, waste, and abuse.
The full HIMSS14 Convention and Exhibit will take place February 23-27, 2014 in Orlando, FL. The conference breaks new ground each year by showcasing the value of health IT with leading-edge education, exhibition, networking, special events and more. This year’s convention will focus on healthcare innovation, impacts, and outcomes to deliver some of the most important and engaging topics through the more than 300 planned sessions.
For more information on HIMSS14, please visit the official conference website. And to learn more about Jvion and the firm’s ICD-10 code conversion solutions, please visit jvion.com.
Jvion is a healthcare technology company addressing the financial and operational impacts resulting from mandated reforms and compliance activities. We offer a suite of Big Data-enabled software solutions to reduce the financial impact and burden of the ICD-10 conversion, and help providers protect their revenues from increased financial waste associated with mandated changes and increased payor scrutiny. Please visit Jvion’s website at jvion.com for more information.
ICD (International Classification of Diseases) is the code set used to report medical diagnosis and procedures. It is used by healthcare providers to communicate what was done to you and why to your insurance. And it is how an insurance company determines the reimbursement amount to send back to your healthcare provider. We are currently on version 9 (ICD-9) and are moving to 10 (ICD-10). Here is the US, we are late to the ICD-10 game. In fact every major developed nation already uses the code set. ICD-9 is more than 30 years old, includes outdated terms, and is inconsistent with current medical practices. Moreover, it cannot accommodate newly developed diagnoses and procedures, innovations in technology and treatment, performance-based payment systems, and more accurate billing requirements. Everyone covered by HIPAA must use ICD-10 starting October 1, 2014. This includes health care providers and insurers who do not deal with Medicare claims. Only workers comp is excluded from the transition. In total, ICD-10 adds up to an $8B challenge for the industry. Every system, coder, physician, and insurance company that deals with ICD-9 will have to convert. And if this conversion isn't done correctly, providers stand to lose millions to reduced reimbursements and extended A/R cycle times.