Coalition to Brief Congress on ICD-10 Transition

capitoldome2Join the Coalition for ICD-10 at a Capitol Hill Briefing on February 10 at 1:30 PM ET. Hear from physicians and other experts about implementation progress and why the October 1, 2015 transition is needed and supported by the majority of the healthcare community.

Coalition for ICD-10 Briefing
Tuesday, February 10, 1:30 PM ET
2175 Rayburn House Office Building

Panel Moderator: Joel White, executive director, Health IT Now Coalition.
Panel Issues and Speakers:

  • Small Rural Provider Readiness – “What’s all the hype about? We’re ready to go!” Edward Burke, M.D. and Phillip Beyer, D.O.; Beyer Medical Group, Fredericktown, MO.
  • The Countdown to ICD-10 for Hospitals – “How a children’s health system plans to improve care for pediatric patients” David W. West, M.D., Medical Director Health Informatics & Business Partners, Nemours Children’s Health System
  • Physician Office Management – Transition is Manageable: New Survey Results on Physician Office Cost by the Medical Office Managers. Karen Blanchette, MBA; Association Director, Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
  • Payor Readiness – “We have been/continue to test – the system is ready.” George Vancore, Sr. Manager, Systems Integrator and Business Architect, Delivery Systems Mandates and Compliance, Florida Blue.

Tell Congress: ICD-10 in 2015

ICD-10 implementation delays have been disruptive and costly across U.S. health care, as well as detrimental to health care delivery innovation, payment reform, public health, and health care spending. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate that the recent delay enacted in March 2014 will cost the health care industry up to $6 billion dollars.

Tell Congress to prevent any further delays of this much-needed update to health care codes. 

About the Coalition for ICD-10

The Coalition for ICD-10 is a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group — hospitals, health plans, hospital and physician office coding experts, vendors, and the health information technology (HIT) community— united in support of the U.S. adoption of the ICD-10 coding standard. The Coalition for ICD-10 promotes the critical importance of ICD-10 to improving quality measurement, public health surveillance, clinical research, and healthcare payment through research, education, advocacy, and mobilization.