ICD-10 Training Leaves Health Care Leaders “Shell Shocked”

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ICD-10 Training Leaves Health Care Leaders “Shell Shocked”

Many health care leaders believe that their organizations have the move to the new medical coding standard ICD-10 under control.  Then they attend a training session.   “When we complete the training, many organizations are shell shocked,” said an executive with a leading ICD-10 training firm.   Most have completely under estimated the time, cost, and skills required to perform the ICD-10 conversion and implementation.

“That’s where an ICD-10 Assessment can help,”  said Michael Arrigo of No World Borders.  An assessment by an outside team of experts can help smooth the transition by identifying risks early, assessing team skills, and quickly and efficiently searching for systems, processes, and assumptions that may not be visible enough to the stakeholders responsible for ICD-10.

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Michael is Managing Partner & CEO of No World Borders, a leading health care management and IT consulting firm. He leads a team that provides Cybersecurity best practices for healthcare clients, ICD-10 Consulting, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. He advises legal teams as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy and Security, medical coding and billing and usual and customary cost of care, the Affordable Care Act and benefits enrollment, white collar crime, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Insurance Fraud, payor-provider disputes, and consults to venture capital and private equity firms on mHealth, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, and Software as a Service. He advises self-insured employers on cost of care and regulations. Arrigo was recently retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding a significant false claims act investigation. He has provided opinions on over $1 billion in health care claims and due diligence on over $4 billion in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Education: UC Irvine - Economics and Computer Science, University of Southern California - Business, Stanford Medical School - Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Law School - Bioethics.
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