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The Mississippi ICD-‐10 Collaborative April Conference Conference registration is open through April 15, 2014 JACKSON – March 24, 2014 – The Mississippi ICD-‐10 Collaborative will host its first meeting on Tuesday, April 15 from 8A.M. through 4:30P.M. at the Mississippi Hospital Association in Madison, Mississippi. The agenda includes: an overview of the ICD-‐10 transition with highlights of risks and opportunities to consider; project planning mechanics and necessities; education schedules, best practices, and resources; dual coding strategies and plans; methods for engaging physicians in clinical documentation improvement; revenue cycle and financial planning; and insights into the post-‐October 1 environment. A complete six-‐month ICD-‐10 plan that can be customized for any organization will be provided along with a list of resources for further project planning. The broad scope will address considerations for an array of healthcare organizations from solo physician practices through multi-‐hospital medical centers. The cost is $50.00 per participant and may be paid on site. Speakers for the conference include: • •
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John Showalter, MD, MSIS Chief Health Information Officer and Executive Sponsor for ICD-‐10 Implementation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Leigh Thomas Williams, CPC, CPHIMS, AHIMA Approved ICD-‐10-‐CM/PCS Trainer & Ambassador and Executive Director of ICD-‐10 Implementation for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Angie Buckley, RHIT, CCS, Associate Director of ICD-‐10 Implementation for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Charlene Beal, Project Manager, ICD-‐10 Implementation for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Deven Thaker, PMP, CAHIMS, IT Program Manager for the Project Management Office of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Missy Vance, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-‐10-‐CM/PCS Trainer & Ambassador, Associate Director of Revenue Cycle for Hospital Coding at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Registration is open now through April 15 at http://www.msicd10.org/april-‐conference/.
About the Mississippi ICD-‐10 Collaborative The Mississippi ICD-‐10 Collaborative serves the health care community of Mississippi as a source for information about ICD-‐10 and as a means to bring colleagues together to work towards a successful ICD-‐10 transition. Membership in the Mississippi ICD-‐10 Collaborative is open to all persons involved in the transition to the ICD-‐10 code set in Mississippi. We seek to bring together members from a diverse set of backgrounds to create a collaborative work group that more successfully navigates the transition by leveraging the skills and knowledge of individual members. Members include health information management professionals, hospital CFOs, physician practice managers, hospital and professional coders, software vendors, insurance carriers, claims and billing specialists, coding trainers, project managers, physicians, health data analysts, financial analysts, reimbursement specialists, and ICD-‐10 implementation specialists. Anyone working on the transition is invited to join. Sign up for free at http://www.msicd10.org/join/.