CMS, ONC to Host Event on Billing and Coding with EHRs

Coding in an EHR Environment

On Friday, May 3, CMS and ONC will hold a meeting for providers, vendors, press, and others to discuss electronic health records (EHRs), the increase in code levels billed for Medicare services, and appropriate coding in an increasingly electronic environment. Speakers will discuss key issues such as the impact of EHRs on quality and coding, as well as coding challenges facing various groups, including hospitals, doctors, and other industry stakeholders.


CMS Listening Session: Billing and Coding with Electronic Health Records

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Registration Link


Welcome & Overview (9:00 – 9:30 a.m.)  

  • Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director for CMS
  • David Muntz, MD, Principal Deputy National Coordinator, ONC

Impacts of EHRs and Coding Trends (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.)  

  • Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., 2013 Chairman, American Hospital Association, Regional President, Southern California, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
  • Bruce Siegel, M.D., MPH, President and CEO, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Steven J. Stack, M.D., Chair of the Board, American Medical Association

Developing Standards for Coding with EHRS (11:00 – 12:00 p.m.)

  • Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance, AHIMA
  • Mickey McGlynn, Siemens Medical Solutions, Healthcare Services Chair, EHRA

Listening Session on Coding Challenges (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)                 

  • Jason Mitchell, M.D., Director of the Center for Health Information Technology, AAFP
  • Ivy Baer, Senior Director and Regulatory Counsel, Regulatory and Policy Group, Health Care Affairs, AAMC
  • Jeff Micklos, Executive Vice President, Management, Compliance, and General Counsel, FAH
  • Steven A. Wartman, M.D., PhD, MACP, President and CEO, AAHC
  • Lisa Gallagher, Vice President, Technology Solutions, HIMSS
  • Tom Leary, Vice President, Government Relations, HIMSS

Register for this listening session or learn more here.