Updated on: March 16, 2016

ICD10monitor Launches Groundbreaking, Live Roundtable on Fate of ICD-10

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Original story posted on: December 6, 2011

ICD10monitor.com is gearing up for a groundbreaking live roundtable discussion with a panel of experts selected to analyze a recent decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) to make a bid to halt implementation of the ICD-10 coding system, according to website Publisher Chuck Buck.

Registration is going on now for the 90-minute roundtable, titled “At the Crossroads: AMA’s Impact on ICD-10.” The event, which is slated to feature a live Q&A with the expert panel, is scheduled to be held 10:30 a.m.-noon EST on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Moderating the roundtable will be Buck and MedLearn Vice President of Consulting Kim Charland (BA, RHIT, CCS). Panelists confirmed to appear include Cleveland Clinic Health System Executive Director of Revenue Cycle Management Lyman Sornberger, Kloss Strategic Advisors President and former AHIMA Chief Executive Officer Linda Kloss, IASIS Healthcare Director of Health Information Management Kyle McElroy, Health Care Mediation Co-founder David Block and WellPoint Vice President of ICD-10 Federal Mandates Ian Bonnet.

“We are very pleased to have such outstanding authorities speak on the subject of ICD-10, particularly since they represent both the payer and provider communities,” Buck said. “We have sent repeated requests to AMA to have a representative on the panel, and so far, no response. And inquiries were made to both state associations of the AMA — Mississippi and Alabama — including a request to the American Urological Association. All three entities were reported to have initiated the resolution during the AMA's semi-annual meeting. The lack of response from these organizations, unfortunately, is disappointing."

“In the meantime,” Buck added, “we are waiting for a response from CMS, as an invitation was extended to them as well.”

The AMA’s House of Delegates voted at its Nov. 15 semi-annual meeting to “vigorously” work to stop the implementation of ICD-10. Roundtable panelists will discuss the implications of this decision and its potential impact on the federal government’s mandated transition to ICD-10 by October 2013.

An announcement of the roundtable and solicitation of questions for panelists initially were made during the Nov. 22 edition of Talk-Ten-Tuesday, ICD10monitor’s 30-minute weekly podcast. Subsequent announcements about the event will be sent to the website’s database. The registration fee for the roundtable is $99, with the anticipated audience including healthcare executives, HIM directors, quality assurance directors and those involved in compliance and revenue cycle operations for hospitals nationwide.

“We are encouraging those who register to listen to the discussion to send in their questions to us ahead of the event so we can frame the discussion. Additionally, we will be soliciting questions from the audience during the 90-minute live event,” Buck said. “We want to have an open forum and we encourage people to share their thoughts — either in agreement or disagreement — with the recent action taken by the AMA.”

The event will utilize an Internet webinar service called V-Call. There will be a minimum number of slides displayed during the roundtable, and those will be primarily for the purpose of identifying panelists.

 

In addition to hosting Talk-Ten-Tuesday, ICD-10monitor also publishes a biweekly e-newsletter, “ICD10monitor e-news,” and conducts educational and sponsored webinars on the transition to ICD-10. ICD10monitor, a division of RAC Monitor LLC, is an online news and information source created to help healthcare providers make informed decisions as they implement ICD-10. The website is not affiliated with any governmental agency.

 

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.