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Thursday, April 02, 2009

The ICD-10 Transition: Valuable Lessons Learned by Early Converts

ICD-10 At HIMMS Conference;
Healthcare providers embarking on ICD-10 conversion can benefit from lessons learned by early adopters. Gain perspective from a leading expert on ICD-10 and one of the largest US healthcare organizations.

Objectives:

  • Review the premise of ICD-10
  • Describe the intricacies of related legislation
  • Discuss requirements of distinct implementation phases
  • Illustrate the impact assessment process
Press Release;

CHICAGO (April 5, 2009) – As an expert on ICD-10 issues, Dr. Joe Nicholson, Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is set to present at the 2009 HIMSS conference on Sunday, April 5, 2009. Dr. Nicholson will explain how he has helped the country’s fourth largest health insurer, Health Care Service Corporation, prepare for the massive overhaul in diagnosis coding, billing and claims at its BCBSOK plan as well as its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico and Texas.

Nicholson will be accompanied by Mark Williams, director of client services for PricewaterhouseCoopers. The two speakers will provide background information on ICD-9 and update conference attendees on the controversy surrounding the adoption of ICD-10. In addition, they will discuss the benefits of a transition and the challenges for providers, payers, pharma companies and others.

WHO: Dr. Joe Nicholson, CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Mark Williams, Director of Client Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
WHAT: “The ICD-10 Transition: Valuable Lessons Learned by Early Converts”
WHEN: 9:45am-10:45am
WHERE: HIMSS Conference (April 5, 2009) Chicago, IL (www.himssconference.org)
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