WEDI and HITECH Answers Host Upcoming Webinar on Preparing for ICD-10

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange. As an advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), WEDI brings to the attention of HHS issues that it believes warrant review and consideration, and continually reports the results of periodic ICD-10 readiness surveys to HHS.

WEDI’s current readiness survey is open now and providers, health plans, vendors and clearinghouses are invited to participate in this important initiative to help gauge progress for all parties. The survey is available here. The final submission deadline is July 10, 2015. WEDI will also be hosting its upcoming ICD-10 Forum in July. Learn more here.

We also invite you to participate in our next HITECH Answers thought leadership webinar with WEDI. On this informative webinar we will look at readiness challenges, best practices and case studies as the industry prepares for the October 1, 2015 transition to ICD-10. The webinar is complimentary and appropriate for providers in both ambulatory and hospital settings, as well as billers, coders and other stakeholders.

Our presenter for this webinar will be Jim Daley, Director of IT BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Past Chair, WEDI.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of the industry’s preparedness
  • Debunking Myths and Misconceptions
  • Review preliminary findings from WEDI’s latest ICD-10 Readiness Survey
  • Best practices for transitioning to ICD-10
  • Q&A




jim daley photoAbout the presenter, Jim Daley, Director of IT for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Jim is immediate Past-Chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Board of Directors and co-chairs the WEDI ICD-10 workgroup. He also served on the leadership team that oversaw creation of the 2013 WEDI report. Jim is a past recipient of WEDI’s Chairman’s Award, Distinguished Service Award and the Andrew H. Melczer Excellence in Volunteerism Award. He has co-chaired WEDI national events on topics such as HIPAA implementation concerns, use of transaction acknowledgements, and issues associated with migration to ICD-10 codes.

We hope you can join us for this educational webinar. Learn more here.