HIPAA regulation Summit
HIPAA regulation Summit
HIPAA regulation Summit
HIPAA regulation Summit
HIPAA regulation Summit
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TWENTY-THIRD NATIONAL HIPAA SUMMIT
AGENDA: DAY III

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

7:00 a.m. Registration Open; Networking Breakfast

MORNING CLOSING PLENARY SESSION - TRANSACTIONS, CODE SETS, OPERATING RULES, HEALTH PLAN IDENTIFIER AND ICD 10 IMPLEMENTATION
8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Steven S. Lazarus, PhD, CPEHR, CPHIE, CPHIT, CPORA, FHIMSS
President, Boundary Information Group; Member, Board of Examiners, Health IT Certification, LLC; Past Chair, WEDI, Denver, CO (Co-chair)

    Speaker Bio

    Steven S. Lazarus is President and Co-Founder of Boundary Information Group (BIG), a virtual consortium of health care information and technology consulting firms. His consulting engagements include electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange (HIE), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), system strategic planning, operating rules implementation and compliance, revenue cycle improvement and workflow improvement, and HIPAA compliance. His clients include physician practices, hospitals, HIEs, insurance companies, vendors, government (Federal, State and local) and national associations. In 2004, he co-founded Health IT Certification, LLC. He is a faculty member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Examiners. He has been accepted by the Courts as an expert HIPAA witness.
8:15 a.m.

Operating Rules, Health Plan Identifier, ICD-10, and Health Plan Certification

Denesecia Green
Deputy Director, National Standards Group (NSG), Office of Enterprise Information (OEI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
9:00 a.m.

ACA Operating Rules Update

Denise Buenning, MS
Director, Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE), Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), Washington, DC
Gwendolyn Lohse
Deputy Director, Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE), Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Gwendolyn Lohse is the Deputy Director of CAQH and the Managing Director of CAQH's Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE). CAQH CORE is making the interoperable exchange of administrative data a reality, developing common business rules and promoting their market adoption.

    Under Ms. Lohse's leadership, CAQH CORE was launched and over 140 organizations, including health plans representing over 75% of the commercially insured, have joined the effort. CAQH CORE has been recognized by Federal and state health IT efforts. Prior to joining CAQH, Ms. Lohse was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving both domestic and international healthcare clients, and Johns Hopkins Healthcare.
9:30 a.m.

Self-Insureds Preparation for Health Plan Certification of Compliance

Alden Bianchi, JD, LLM
Practice Group Leader, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC, Boston, MA

    Speaker Bio

    Alden J. Bianchi, is Practice Group Leader of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Resident in the firm's Boston office Mr. Bianchi represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act, and he testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of health care reform as part of the development of the Affordable Care Act. More recently, he testified on behalf of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) before the Treasury Department/IRS at its April 23, 2013 hearing on the employer shared responsibility proposed regulations. Mr. Bianchi is the author of more than a half dozen books and more than 100 articles on various benefits-related topics. His most recent work, the Bloomberg/BNA Health Care Reform Advisor, is a comprehensive treatment of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

New Lessons Learned and Readiness for Implementing ICD-10

Ross Lippincott, MBA
Vice President, Regulatory Implementation Office, UnitedHealthcare, Minnetonka, MN

    Speaker Bio

    Ross Lippincott, Vice President of UnitedHealth Group's Regulatory Implementation Office, RIO, serves as business owner for enterprise-wide regulatory programs including 5010, lCD-10, Administrative Simplification, Health Plan Identifier (HPID), Medicare Advantage Explanation of Benefits Transformation, and CMS Reopenings. Ross also manages Benefit Operations Regulatory Intake and Adherence.

    In his 13 years with UnitedHealth Group, Ross has held a variety of leadership roles supporting hospital and physician operations including provider relations, network integrations, call centers and network data management. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group Ross was a consultant with Accenture's Healthcare and Government practice for 13 years.
10:45 a.m.

The Provider Perspectives on the HIPAA/ACA Transactions, Code Sets, Identifiers and Operating Rules

Robert Tennant, MA
Senior Policy Advisor, Medical Group Management Association, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Robert Tennant is the Director, Health Information Technology Policy, for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members' practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry.

    Mr. Tennant focuses on federal legislative and regulatory HIT issues for MGMA including HIPAA, electronic health records, the Medicare & Medicaid Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, electronic prescribing, ICD-10, and other HIT matters.
11:15 a.m.

Are we there yet? What is Next and Why is it Taking so Long? Can we Pedal Faster?

Steven S. Lazarus, PhD, CPEHR, CPHIE, CPHIT, CPORA, FHIMSS
President, Boundary Information Group; Member, Board of Examiners, Health IT Certification, LLC; Past Chair, WEDI, Denver, CO

    Speaker Bio

    Steven S. Lazarus is President and Co-Founder of Boundary Information Group (BIG), a virtual consortium of health care information and technology consulting firms. His consulting engagements include electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange (HIE), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), system strategic planning, operating rules implementation and compliance, revenue cycle improvement and workflow improvement, and HIPAA compliance. His clients include physician practices, hospitals, HIEs, insurance companies, vendors, government (Federal, State and local) and national associations. In 2004, he co-founded Health IT Certification, LLC. He is a faculty member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Examiners. He has been accepted by the Courts as an expert HIPAA witness.
11:45 a.m. Closing Plenary Session Faculty Q&A
12:15 p.m. Summit Adjournment

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