A three-step process for resolving discrepancies between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes has allowed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to complete its version of the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) and move closer toward ICD-10 compliance readiness.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Dennis Winkler.
During Mapping the Way to ICD-10 Readiness: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Approach, a 45-minute webinar on January 18, 2012 now available for replay, Dennis Winkler, ICD-10 technical program director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, shared the health plan's mapping strategy along with other organizational readiness tactics. He described:
- BCBSM's code mapping strategy;
- BCBSM's six dimensions of neutrality and how the BCBSM plan incorporates these aspects into ICD-10 readiness;
- Working with external vendors and constituents;
- ICD-10 systems testing and training; and
- Critical steps in 2012 necessary to meet the compliance deadline.
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Presidents/CEOs, chief information officers, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, health IT executives, compliance officers, claims administration departments and consultants.
ABOUT OUR PANELIST:
Dennis Winkler is BCBSM's Technical Program Director of Program Management and ICD-10. He is responsible for ICD-10 program direction and is the IT business partner for Medicare Advantage.
||Where health plans should be on the ICD-10 timeline at the start of 2012.
Winkler joined BCBSM in 1998 and since has been responsible for leading major enterprise programs including HIPAA 4010 implementation, Social Security Number elimination and the National Provider Identifier initiative, among others.
Winkler has spoken at several national summits and seminars about ICD-10 since BCBSM began its ICD-10 implementation.