SAN DIEGO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- XIFIN Inc., the leading provider of revenue cycle management for diagnostic laboratories, announced today that XIFIN's CEO and Executive Chairman, Lale White, will speak at the Executive War College Conference in New Orleans on April 28th 2009. In attendance will be senior executives, laboratory administrators and pathologists from many of the nation's largest laboratory organizations.
The Executive War College is a two-day program with a single objective: to help laboratory administrators and pathologists learn practical methods for improving the organizational performance and financial success of their laboratories. Mrs. White will discuss the conversion of the International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems (ICD) from version ICD-9 to ICD-10 and what laboratories and pathology groups must know to properly prepare for this change.
The ICD classifications are alphanumeric codes that represent any known disease, condition, or circumstance that has or could cause a person's death. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publishes a version of the ICD to include diagnostic and operative procedures, which is used for health records, reimbursement systems, and public data. On August 21st, 2008, the HHS proposed new code sets to be used for reporting diagnoses on health care transactions. Under the proposal, the ICD-9-CM code sets would be replaced with the ICD-10 code sets, effective October 1, 2013. With 17,000 diagnosis codes, ICD-10 will be much more complex and require more training of laboratory staff and office staff of referring physicians.
"The conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is likely to be both disruptive and expensive for diagnostic laboratories,"
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