This Year’s HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium Set to Deliver

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This year’s HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium in Orlando FL on Sunday, February 23, 2014, is set to deliver some of the best content and speakers on the hard topic of ICD-10 compliance. Jvion, the leader in ICD-10 analytics, drove the agenda and content for what is expected to be a record crowd.

This year’s HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium titled “Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real about ICD-10” is set to deliver some of the best content and speakers on the hard topic of ICD-10 compliance. Jvion, the leader in ICD-10 analytics, was selected late last year to drive all content and the agenda for the day. The sessions are expected to draw a record crowd as healthcare providers, payers, and vendors work to convert to the new ICD-10 code set by the mandated October 1, 2014 deadline.

Allison Alavi, VP of Marketing for Jvion and ICD-10 Symposium planning committee lead, commented, “We are very excited about the ICD-10 Symposium. We have an amazing line-up of industry experts who can speak to real-world ICD-10 lessons and insights. It was an honor to be selected by HIMSS as the organization leading this effort and we are looking forward to a fantastic symposium.”

Attendees to the HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium will learn how to address some of the biggest conversion challenges including: implementing a successful ICD-10 program in an outpatient/ambulatory setting; how to increase retention and the effectiveness of documentation and training; how to support organizations that are behind in their ICD-10 conversion; how to optimize remaining ICD-10 budgets; what to do about post 10/14 reimbursement monitoring; and how providers can avoid ICD-10’s long-term impacts to fraud, waste, and abuse.

The day comprises six sessions that range in topics from timelines and budgets to impacts in ambulatory/outpatient settings, and from training and documentation to ICD-10’s long-term implications on the industry. Key take-aways from the symposium include the ability to: describe how to drive an effective ICD-10 transition that mitigates risk within outpatient/ambulatory settings; apply a training and documentation approach that maximizes returns while mitigating impacts; develop an ICD-10 plan specifically designed for organizations that are behind in their ICD-10 conversion activities and describe the specific ways that providers can optimize remaining budgets; explain ICD-10 post go-live monitoring approaches, options, and application; summarize ICD-10’s impact on fraud, waste, and abuse, how this impact effects providers, and what providers can do to avoid potential losses.

The session provides continuing learning credits and will take place on Sunday February 23, 2013 from 8:00am – 4:00pm ET at the Orange County Convention Center, Room 311E-H.

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

About Jvion
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 for more information.

About ICD10
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.

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