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Organizational Impacts from the ICD-10 Transition: Navigating Diagnoses, Billing, and Compliance Standards

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. health care system officially transitioned to the ICD-10 coding system. The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 affects everything from clinical diagnoses, billing and contracts, to health information technology (HIT) and compliance standards. The question for provider organizations however is, did your organization make the switch with ease?

Whether your answer is “yes” or “no,” this essential webinar discusses how to deal with the transition effectively. Join Welligent, Olive Crest, and Foothill Family as they explore this complex transition, preventing cash flow and revenue disruption, and its impact on behavioral health organizations nationwide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess how vendors and behavioral health practices prepared for the transition to ICD-10
  • Provide information about the biggest challenges and obstacles encountered before October 1
  • Discuss the issues or difficulties vendors and practices encountered from October 1st on
  • Review the last two months of implementing ICD-10
  • Review cash flow disruptions
About the Speaker(s): 

David B. McNeil
EHRS Project Manager
Olive Crest

David B. McNeil is the EHRS Project Manager for Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family, one life at a time. Olive Crest serves nearly 2,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. McNeil has spent more than 20 years working at mental health organizations, from providing services as direct care staff to providing Quality Assurance and IT services. Mr. McNeil was the project manager for Olive Crest's Welligent EHRS implementations in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties. Mr. McNeil recently managed the conversion of client diagnosis from DSM-IV to ICD-10 to meet the new billing requirements.

Gassia Ekizian
Quality Assurance Director
Foothill Family

Gassia Ekizian joined Foothill Family Service in 1998 as a School Based Therapist. She then served as the Clinical Manager of the Child Abuse Treatment program and then was later promoted to Director of Quality Assurance.

Gassia received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Northridge and her Master’s Degree from Phillips Graduate Institute.

Barbara Klear
Director of Quality Assurance
Welligent, Inc.

Barbara Klear has been helping customers implement Welligent EHR for about 15 years. Barbara has industry-wide billing expertise and is well-versed in the types of services delivered to youth and adults including: early intervention, special education, outpatient, and residential treatment.

Her involvement with Medicaid and commercial billing began when she implemented the Virginia Medicaid school billing and the school/community health services grant programs in the 1990s.

Barbara is a former teacher, case manager, counselor, and family mediation specialist. She coordinated residential treatment center placements and juvenile corrections placements, and provided aftercare supervision of youth in Norfolk, VA.

She was on the organizing committee that led to the development of the Virginia Comprehensive Services Act, which provides a single state pool of funds to purchase services for at-risk youth and families.