May 2, 2016

Industry’s First ICD-10 Coding Summit Will Have Expanded Coverage

By

Laurie McBrierty


Dee Lang


Holly Louie


George V. Vancore, Jr.,

The upcoming special edition broadcast of the industry’s first ICD-10 coding summit has been expanded to include George V. Vancore, Jr., senior manager and systems integrator and business architect for Florida Blue, the trade name for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. 

“We are particularly pleased that George Vancore will be on this special edition broadcast on May 19, as he will have some very important information to help facilities and providers in mitigating claim denials,” said Chuck Buck, ICD10monitor publisher and executive producer of Talk Ten Tuesdays, who made the announcement yesterday. “Additionally, we have expanded the program from its original 60 minutes to 90 minutes in rounding out the broadcast.”

Buck said he was pleased that the addition of Vancore now broadens the scope of the program to include information that will be valuable to hospitals and physician practices.

Vancore is responsible for the Florida Blue’s Delivery Systems Regulatory Compliance Portfolio that includes business process and systems integration of regulatory mandates and compliance programs across the enterprise. This includes all healthcare-related federal, state, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association regulatory mandates and compliance programs. 

“At Talk Ten Tuesdays we were very impressed by the manner in which George led the successful enterprise-wide ICD-10 conversion,” said Buck. “We believe that his team’s leadership inspired the industry to mobilize for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.” 

Buck cited industry reports indicating that ICD-10 and the DRG shift are likely to cost healthcare organizations approximately 3% of their net revenues from the impact on denied claims, ICD10monitor is producing a live special edition broadcast of healthcare’s first coding summit, scheduled for May 19. 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. 

“It’s estimated to cost between $50 and $100 per case to simply gather the information in order to analyze a denied claim,” said Buck. “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.” 

Participating in the hour-long broadcast in addition to Vancore will be Laurie McBrierty, MLT, ASCP; Dee Lang, AHIMA Trained ICD-10-CM/PCS Instructor; and Holly Louie, RN, CHMBE, according to Buck. 

“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,” said Buck. “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.”

The special edition broadcast is provided free as a public service provided by Career Step and ICD10monitor. Register to attend here.
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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