Journal Launches ICD-10 Summit Special Coverage

The Journal of AHIMA Web site has launched special coverage of the 2012 ICD-10 Summit, taking place April 16-17, in Baltimore, MD, at

Click here for pre-coverage articles running up to the event as well as  day-by-day coverage reported from Baltimore of hot topics, interesting speakers, and key takeaways once the  ICD-10 Summit begins.

The annual AHIMA meeting is dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities involved in the United States’ transition to the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems, and brings together HIM professionals, payers, vendors, consultants, and secondary data users to learn best practices and strategies for transition planning and preparation.  Preview coverage  includes:

  • The keynote address by Dr. Doug Fridsma, director of the Office of Interoperability and Standards at the Office of the National Coordinator, who will discuss his group’s work to convene healthcare stakeholders to solve interoperability challenges. ICD-10 is a key component to national, interoperable health information exchange, according to Fridsma.
  • “Health Reform: Payment Systems, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing, New Delivery Models, and ICD-10 as a Strategic Enabler–How Can We Manage It All?” Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, director of coding and classification at the American Hospital Association will discuss the role of ICD-10 in improving quality information, evolving healthcare delivery models, value-based purchasing, and how ICD-10 can help you effectively manage multiple national healthcare initiatives.
  • Three Paths to Preparedness: Providers, Payers, and Vendors Speak Out, is a panel discussion exploring the impact of the ICD-10 conversion process, lessons on breaking down silos, improving communication, using technology to address coder productivity, and making faster progress toward ICD-10 goals in the year ahead.
  • Predicting Payment Impact of ICD-10 through Analytics. Louis Rossiter, PhD, of New Health Analytics, and Maria Bounos, RN, MPM, CPC-H, of Wolters Kluwer, use case examples to talk about the financial impact of ICD-10 and advanced analytics for understanding the payment impact to a hospital’s bottom line under ICD-10.

The Journal Web site also features a complete archive of coverage from the 2011 ICD-10 Summit, along with online ICD-10-related poll questions currently on the minds of HIM professionals.

Click here for complete coverage!

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