2013 Healthcare Mandate Summit Kicks Off Next Week, Primary Focus is Payer-Provider Collaboration

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Edifecs-Hosted Event will Help Healthcare Organizations Take the Reins to Build Mandate Strategies

Edifecs, a leading healthcare software provider specializing in healthcare information management and compliance solutions, will be hosting more than 125 representatives of the top health plans and provider organizations nationwide at the upcoming Healthcare Mandate Summit, taking place next week in Austin, Texas. Building on the success of last year’s ICD-10 Summit, this year’s event is one of the only conferences to bring together payers, providers and industry experts specifically to identify how they work together to comply with ICD-10, Operating Rules and other upcoming mandates. The sessions feature speakers from leading health plans, provider organizations, industry associations and government organizations—each of whom will cover the impact of these mandates and discuss best practices, success stories and lessons learned from fellow industry professionals.

WHAT: The Healthcare Mandate Summit will bring together payers, providers and industry experts to share practical know-how, real-world success stories and business insight into how complying with mandates can also help healthcare organizations achieve operational efficiencies and cut administrative costs.

WHEN: February 4-6, 2013 – Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas

Opening Keynote: Looking Ahead to 2014
Speaker: Robert Laszewsk, president – Health Policy and Strategy Associates, LLC
The healthcare industry is well on its way to a system focused on value, rather than volume. Change is being driven by policy and pulled by customers no longer able to afford the old way of doing things. This session looks at what the industry can expect over both the short and long term as it grapples with multiple mandates, rising costs and the overall impact to the nation’s economy.

Other sessions and speakers include:

  •     “Long-Term Approaches to Healthcare Information Exchanges”

Speakers: representatives from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare and HealthIT, LLC, a healthcare technology consulting firm

  •     “Blueprints for Health Insurance Exchanges and Health Plan Implications”

Speakers: representatives from the Colorado and Washington State Health Benefit Exchanges, which are mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare”

  •     “Smooth the Path to ICD-10 with Payer-Provider Collaborative Testing – A Panel Discussion”

Speakers: representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and WellPoint, Inc.

  •     “From the Front Lines: Implementation Best Practices for ICD-10”

Speakers: representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, CalOptima, Blue Shield of California and Edifecs

  •     “Modernizing Clinical Documentation”

Speakers: representatives from Montefiore Medical Center and Zirmed

“Collaboration is a crucial component to the healthcare industry’s efforts to successfully implement multiple mandates in 2014,” said Jamie Gier, vice president of Corporate Marketing for Edifecs. “Healthcare regulation is an important step in reducing the cost of healthcare, while increasing the quality of care. It’s essential that payers and providers are on the same page. This Summit will help them not only meet compliance deadlines, but improve business processes and streamline information flow, setting them up for success down the road.”

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 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 currently recognized as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the state of Washington, 100 Best Places to Work in the state of Washington, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America by Deloitte. Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, WA. For more information, please visit http://www.edifecs.com.

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