Edifecs Experts to Present Challenges and Best Practices for ICD-10 Testing at MESC 2012

Edifecs Experts to Present Challenges and Best Practices for ICD-10 Testing at MESC 2012

Bellevue : WA : USA | Aug 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM PDT
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The session will outline potential risks and provide recommendations for minimizing operational impact through ICD-10 collaborative partner testing.

Edifecs’ Dr. Parag Patel and Kristine Weinberger will lead the discussion on ICD-10 testing, one of the most difficult testing projects many organizations will tackle due to the size of the change, cross-functional impact and dependencies with many trading partners.

The ICD-10 mandate is one of the most extensive conversion projects State Medicaid Programs and Medicaid providers will face. While a more strategic approach to testing requires new levels of collaboration and information sharing among trading partners, a failure to do so may result in significant coding and payment issues once the mandate is in full affect. Testing will be a key process for successful adoption of ICD-10 across the entire healthcare industry.

The mandate ushers in a new level of granular information that has the potential for taking the healthcare industry to a greater level of patient care by providing specific documentation to enable better health outcomes. A discussion focused on the best practices Medicaid Programs and their providers can use to minimize disruption to both financial and operational processes through the industry’s transition to ICD-10. The session will share lessons learned from current testing efforts and discuss alignment of testing for various initiatives. Additionally the session will outline:

  •     The transition requirements that make ICD-10 testing complicated
  •     Methods for sample testing that capitalize on collaboration
  •     Challenges in clinical and policy testing strategies
  •     The key benefits and challenges of collaborative testing approaches

WHO: Parag Patel, MD, MHA heads the ICD-10 Advisory Services and Implementation Consulting team at Edifecs. In this role, he is responsible for managing delivery of Edifecs ICD-10 services to the company’s enterprise customers, many of whom are the largest healthcare payer, Medicaid and provider organizations in the country. ICD-10">ICD-10.

Today, more than 250 healthcare customers—including 31 of State Medicaids—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...For more information, please visit http://www.edifecs.com.

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