Updated on: March 16, 2016

AHIMA’s Bloomrosen To Make Guest Appearance on Special Wednesday edition of Talk-Ten-Tuesday

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Original story posted on: February 25, 2014

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Vice President Meryl Bloomrosen, who recently testified before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), will headline a panel of subject matter experts appearing on a special Wednesday edition of Talk-Ten-Tuesday coming up today at 10 a.m. EST.

 

In her testimony to the NCVHS, Bloomrosen described ICD-10 implementation as being critical to the healthcare industry. She said the new coding methodology, which is considerably more robust than ICD-9, would “meet the goals of national healthcare initiatives.”

According to AHIMA, Bloomrosen discussed industry readiness, outlined steps for a smooth transition, and listed the myriad ways in which the association is helping stakeholders with their preparations. The AHIMA vice president in the areas of thought leadership, practice excellence, and public policy also lauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for announcing its intention to conduct end-to-end testing this summer.

“The increasing demands for high-quality data set the stage for innovation and transformation, and illustrate the importance of improving clinical documentation,” Bloomrosen said in an AHIMA press release. “Many healthcare goals rely on the specificity ICD-10 provides, and soon the industry will more fully realize the benefits of having the most up-to-date, detailed data. While the transition will bring initial challenges, previous studies and analyses have concluded the benefits significantly outweigh the costs. AHIMA remains committed to providing help, guidance and education so the industry can meet the October 1, 2014 deadline and begin realizing the substantial rewards.”

Produced by ICD10monitor, Talk-Ten-Tuesday’s HIMSS Week will conclude its three-day series of broadcasts today.

Among others scheduled to participate are the following:

Betty Gomez, ZirMed

Deborah K. Green, AHIMA

Mark Hendricks, Precyse

Pamela Jodock, HIMSS   

Mark Lott, Lott QA Group

Samir Mehta
, Dell

Stanley Nachimson, Nachimson Advisors, LLC

Thomas Ormondroyd, Precyse

John Wollman, HighPoint Solutions

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Mark Spivey

Mark Spivey is a national correspondent for ICDmonitor.com who has been writing on numerous topics facing the nation’s healthcare system (and federal oversight of it) for five years.