Bonnie Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS
Vice President of Consulting
MedAssets + Precyse
Seth Avery, JD, CPA; Rudy Braccili, MBA, CPAM, CRCE; Jim Daley;
Dennis Jones; and Laurie McBrierty, MLT, ASCP
Join us next Tuesday when you’ll hear how the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has characterized the enormity of the ICD-10 migration in its report to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Jim Daley, director of IT for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and past chair of WEDI, takes the lead in the discussion.
Daley is expected to report that since there will likely be other large changes coming down the road, WEDI felt it would be important to understand why this transition went so well and to capture the knowledge gained so that it can be applied to future efforts.
In a related story, Seth Avery, president and chief executive officer for AppRev, will return to Talk Ten Tuesdays to report on the results of his firm’s historic ICD-10 implementation study released last week. The study compared the last three months under ICD-9 (July-August 2015) with the first three months under ICD-10 (October-December 2015). Be sure to listen and learn the one issue that has adversely affected hospitals across the board.
Much of the ICD-10 success can be attributed to clinical documentation improvement (CDI). To that point, Rudy Braccili, executive director of revenue cycle services for Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., will report on how CDI can document the ROI that financially justifies having a full clinical documentation improvement specialist (CDIS) team on board—obviously some outstanding lessons to be learned indeed.
Even with the good news to report on the impact of ICD-10, most facilities and providers are feeling the impact of the shifts in DRGs. Noting that industry reports indicate that ICD-10 and the DRG shift are likely to cost healthcare organizations approximately 3 percent of their net revenues from the impact on denied claims, Laurie McBrierty, vice president of product management for Career Step, will preview her firm’s upcoming special edition broadcast on May 19 that will address how to mitigate denied claims under ICD-10.
Also on Tuesday’s broadcast will be Dennis R. Jones, the PFS administrator at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, NY. He’ll be anchoring the Talk Ten Tuesdays news desk, sitting in for Talk Ten Tuesdays National Correspondent Laurie Johnson, Panacea Healthcare Solutions’ director of HIM consulting services, who is on assignment.
Sitting in for Kim Charland to co-host next Tuesday’s broadcast will be Bonnie Cassidy, vice president of consulting for MedAssets+Precyse. Bonnie is the 2016 past chair of the board of directors for The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) and is past president of AHIMA, having served as the 2011 chairman of the board of directors; a Fellow of AHIMA; and an AHIMA Academy ICD-10-CM/PCS Certificate Holder & ICD-10 Ambassador. Ms. Cassidy is a Fellow of HIMSS and an advanced member of HFMA.
All this and more will be coming your way on Talk Ten Tuesdays, Tuesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. ET.
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