HIMSS Hosts Virtual Event on ICD-10 Testing and Transition

HIMSS Virtual Event on ICD-10 Testing and Transition

ICD-10: The National Pilot Program

The ICD-10 compliance is a year and a half away. Now is the time healthcare providers must prepare to meet the October 1, 2014 deadline. To help providers understand how testing will fit into a transition plan, HIMSS is hosting an upcoming virtual briefing event on April 10, 2013 from 12 pm to 2:45 pm EDT.  The event aims to provide an overview and cost-effective processes to help providers meet ICD-10 requirements for testing using the National Pilot Program. The session is offered free to qualifying individuals or at a nominal fee for non-qualifying. The learning objectives for participants include:

  • Assess the complexities of testing all systems and organizational processes in the transition to ICD-10
  • Utilize the ICD-10 National Pilot Program to support testing processes
  • Identify and successfully complete the required testing for transition to ICD-10

Four sessions will be offered in this two-hour event:

12:00 – 12:30 EDT: ICD-10 National Pilot Program: Overview and How to Participate as Early Movers and Early Adopters

12:45 – 1:15 EDT: Testing Methodologies and Processes for Providers

1:30 – 2 pm EDT: Testing Scenarios: Creating Your Test Bed

2: 15 – 2:45 pm EDT: Using ICD-10 Data to Enhance Workflow and Improve Care (this session is sponsored by Allscripts)

Learn more and/or register here.

Code Red: Helping You Over the Hurdles of ICD-10

Prior to the HIMSS event, you may want to check out this webinar tomorrow, hosted by Physicians EHR

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Event Description: With a list of priorities a mile long, it seems easy to shove ICD-10 preparation to the bottom of your list, along with the hope that the October 2014 deadline will again be pushed back by HHS. The reality, however, is that this day will eventually arrive, and your organization needs to be ready. Avoid costly last-minute decisions, panicked staff, and a lot of undue stress by beginning your transition plan now, when time is still on your side.

Learning Objectives:

• ICD-10 101: The basics behind this mandate
• Building a comprehensive and effective ICD-10 transition plan
• How to prepare your clinical and administrative staff
• Avoiding ICD-10 preparation pitfalls

Registration Information: Visit www.PhysiciansEHR.org for more information or register here.