The American Health Information Management Association is hosting a three-day conference on ICD-10 implementation issues, April 22-24 in Baltimore.

The 2013 ICD-10 and CAC Summit also has a strong focus on use of computer-assisted coding technology to assist in transitioning to and working with the new code sets. “In 2013, healthcare organizations should be focusing on advanced ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation tasks, the use of technology tools such as Natural Language Processing, planning for external testing, and exploring ways to leverage ICD-10-CM/PCS data to improve patient care, as well as operate more efficiently and effectively,” according to the association.

Topics being covered include updates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its own preparations and overall industry readiness, lessons learned during implementation at the Veterans Administration, the effect of ICD-10 transition on health information exchanges, converting quality measures to ICD-10, financial impact analyses of ICD-10, case studies of computer-assisted coding, and the status and process of ICD-11 development.

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Speakers include Gail Graham, assistant deputy undersecretary for information and analytics at the VA; Donna Pickett, medical systems administrator at the National Center for Health Statistics; Niall Brennan, director of the office of information products and data analytics at CMS; and Sam Ho, M.D., chief clinical officer at UnitedHealthcare.

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