Updated on: November 28, 2016

Industry’s First ICD-10 Coding Summit Expected to Attract Over 1,000 Attendees

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Original story posted on: May 16, 2016

Laurie McBrierty


Dee Lang


Holly Louie


George V. Vancore, Jr. 

Preliminary reports indicate that more than 1,200 healthcare professionals have registered to attend the upcoming special edition broadcast of the industry’s first coding summit scheduled for Thursday, May 19. 

The live broadcast will feature George V. Vancore, Jr., senior manager and systems integrator and business architect for Florida Blue, along with Laurie McBrierty, MLT, ASCP; Dee Lang, AHIMA Trained ICD-10-CM/PCS Instructor; and Holly Louie, RN, CHMBE. The broadcast is sponsored by Career Step and is being produced by ICD10monitor. 

Healthcare industry reports indicate that ICD-10 and the DRG shift are likely to cost healthcare organizations approximately 3 percent of their net revenue from the impact on denied claims. Moreover, it is estimated to cost between $50 and $100 per case to simply gather the information in order to analyze a denied claim.

“During this special edition live broadcast, you and your team will learn how refresh and sharpen ICD-10-CM and PCS coding skills—the skills that will be so crucially important to prevent coding denials and avoid disruption to your facility’s cash flow,” said Chuck Buck, ICD10monitor publisher and Talk-Ten-Tuesday producer and co-host. 

Buck said the seriousness of the issue prompted the need for the complimentary broadcast, that will air from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern as a public service offered by Career Step and ICD10monitor. 

“You’ll gain insight into the shifting DRGs and how to use claims data to understand and identify potential coding problems so you can create a plan to proactively reduce the potential for denials,” Buck said. “We are excited about this timely and important broadcast and know that listeners will benefit from real-life examples of proven educational approaches they can use to evaluate and expand their team’s DRG and coding skills.”

Registration is still open for Thursday’s broadcast. Register here.
Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.
Stephanie Thompson, ICD10monitor National Correspondent

Stephanie S. Thompson is a nationally recognized social media critic who reports on a variety of political and cultural issues. Her writing appears in print and online in a variety of publications.

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