ICD-10: A Year Ahead – How Prepared Are You?
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished leaders and seasoned professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion with regards to the latest developments and updates to the Implementation of ICD-10 for the year 2015.
Key topics include:
- Effect of ICD-10 to Healthcare Institutions
- Difference between ICD-10 to ICD-9 diagnosis code
- Developer of ICD-10
- Initiative for Implementing ICD-10
- Healthcare Institutions’ Preparation for the coming of ICD-10
- Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)
- ICD-10 adoption v. implementation
- Coder staffing, including issue of identifying new ICD-9 coders, given the fact that most new coders have been trained in ICD-10 and not ICD-9
- Additional implementation expenses incurred as a result of the delay
- End-to-end testing scheduling may be quite difficult as more organizations will theoretically be prepared for testing resulting in an abundance of systems jockeying for the same limited time slots with their partners.
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Preparing your Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program for ICD-10:
- Stress testing your CDI processes for an ICD-10 environment, with particular focus on avoiding drops in query and query response rates and DRG mismatch resolution with HIM.
- Education needs for documentation specialists and physicians from a content and timing perspective; maximize your education effort by reducing the “noise” factor
- Is your CDI goal to survive ICD-10 or to take advantage of the real reason for ICD-10, ie., enhanced clinical transparency for higher quality, less expensive healthcare?
Who Should Attend:
- Medical Directors
- Medical Providers
- Healthcare Law Attorneys
- Healthcare organizations and Firms
- Health Policy Directors
- State Health Executives
- Professionals coming from Medical Device Industries
- IT Heads
- Directors and Officers of Healthcare Firms
- In-house Counsel
- Hospital Executives
- Other related/interested professionals and organizations
Venson Wallin is a Managing Director with over 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving hospitals and health systems, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, academic medical centers and physician groups by advising them on enhancements to their financial and operational systems as well as providing assurance on their financial statements and internal controls in accordance with regulatory requirements.
His experience in advising healthcare entities includes federal and state compliance, project management, Affordable Care Act impact modeling and education, ICD-10 implementation, debt capacity and feasibility studies, service line assessments, government reimbursement, and charge master pricing. Additionally, Mr. Wallin has managed teams through audits, bond financings, due diligence projects, and the adoption of new regulatory accounting pronouncements.
Venson Wallin is a Managing Director with over 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving hospitals and health …
Bert Amison is a Managing Director (MD) with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group in Dallas. He specializes in documentation and coding compliance, HIM and revenue cycle operations, and strategic planning. His primary area of concentration lies in assisting healthcare organizations with the integration of regulatory compliance and business processes, particularly within the revenue cycle, including clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and ICD-10 transition.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Amison was a MD in KPMG’s Healthcare Advisory practice. He led KPMG’s CDI practice, known as Inpatient Documentation Integrity (IDI) and assisted multiple hospitals including large multi-facility systems with documentation compliance regarding CMS rules and regulations. He has implemented several CDI programs across the country and has assisted +70 hospitals with some component of their CDI program.
Mr. Amison brings more than 20 years of experience in dealing with matters of the revenue cycle, including activity in the acute and post-acute care settings
Bert Amison is a Managing Director (MD) with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group in Dallas. He specializes in documentation …
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About Alvarez & Marsal
Founded in 1983, Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is the leading global professional services firm specializing in performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services. A&M has set the standard for working with organizations to solve complex problems, boost performance and maximize value. With more than 2,400 professionals across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, A&M professionals excel at problem solving and implementing change to achieve value creation. A&M is a privately-held, owner-operated company. As such, we are objective, independent and not subject to audit-based conflicts of interest.
A&M Healthcare Industry Group is made up of a dedicated team of over one-hundred (100) professionals with an established track record of delivering operational, financial, governance and clinical performance improvement for organizations across the healthcare industry. A&M HIG professionals have served in senior management and advisory roles in academic medical centers, physician-led clinics, not-for-profit community providers, and investor-owned systems and hospitals. We deliver independent, fact-based and fresh perspectives across the continuum of care, from acute care to home health, including both not-for-profit and for-profit providers. Our services are targeted toward improving critical operational and financial processes and functions with minimal disruption to patient care. We bring industry-specific knowledge to help our clients achieve clinical excellence and best practice. Our senior healthcare industry experts are involved at every stage of the engagement, forging consensus and mobilizing constituencies to address mission-critical issues. A&M HIG establishes a fact-base at the start of each assignment yielding pragmatic recommendations. A bias toward implementation enables clients to hit the ground running and affect positive, sustainable change.