HIMSS Virtual Briefing: How ICD-10 can affect the business side of healthcare

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

Clear your schedule because the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has a virtual briefing scheduled for Oct. 12.

HIMSS Virtual Briefing"Minimizing Risk and Exposure during the ICD-10 Conversion: Lessons from the Trenches" is three sessions that touch mostly upon business issues.

Here's what you can learn:

Prepare Your Staff: Planning for the ICD-10 Implementation Medical Coder Shortage

There's already a shortage of medical coders, and there's every expectation that ICD-10 implementation will make it worse. This session will cover:

  • Workforce issues for medical coders
  • How medical coders fit into ICD-10 implementation
  • Staffing tips for keeping medical coders planning, training, testing and working

Engage Your Bottom Line: Understanding the Financial Implications of ICD-10

ICD-10 implementation is going to cost you. But do you know how much? Expect to learn:

  • How to estimate these costs and budget for them
  • Preserve your cash reserves
  • Options for funding ICD-10

Educate Your Providers: Mitigating Risk of Fraud, Waste and Abuse through Effective Training

Have you heard that President Obama is going to cut $2.1 billion in improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid in five years? Whether that kind of fraud, abuse and waste exists or not doesn't matter. What matters is that you don't want the federal government finding any of that in your claims. Protect your practice by:

  • Learning what's fraud, waste and abuse
  • Creating fraud prevention strategies
  • Identifying red flags