The Dark Report
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Ron Martin
AUSTIN, Texas (January 11, 2012) — Every clinical lab will soon learn whether payers will handle the transition to form 5010—required as of January 1, 2012—flawlessly or not. Ideally, clean claims should mean that payers send timely remittances to laboratories. But certain payers have already admitted that they weren’t 100 percent ready for form 5010 implementation on January 1. And in subsequent days, other payers have struggled to process claims in a timely fashion. Most likely, many laboratory billing and collections departments have already encountered unexpected payer glitches.
To hear about the latest developments in how payers are handling 5010 implementation, individuals who work in a hospital, health system, or independent clinical laboratory should tune into the newest audio conference presented by The Dark Report, “HIPAA Form 5010 Implementation: Real-World Solutions to Ease the Transition from 4010 to 5010 and Avoid Reimbursement Delays,” on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. EST. http://darkdaily.com/audio-conferences/hipaa-form-5010-implementation-real-world-solutions-to-ease-the-transition-from-4010-to-5010-and-avoid-reimbursement-delays. Attendees will discover which payers are processing 5010 claims in an exemplary fashion. They will also find out which payers have been overwhelmed by the transition and receive tips on avoiding these issues when filing claims with these payers.
The first presenter is Lâle White, CEO at XIFIN, Inc. Last year, XIFIN submitted more than one million 5010 live claims for its lab clients and found a number of problematic areas. White will provide an in-depth review of those problems as well as how to avoid them. Listeners will also learn about what’s being done to resolve these problems going forward.
Next, Jackie Griffin, director, Client Services for Gateway EDI, will discuss Gateway’s experiences with how different payers are handling 5010 claims. As one of the nation’s fastest-growing electronic data interchanges (ED), Griffin’s company serves 90,000 providers and submits claims to more than 3,000 payers. Griffin will share essential elements to making a lab’s claims “clean and compliant” at first submission and reveal how to quickly recognize payers with problems in their 5010 implementation program.
Registration to this audio conference, “HIPAA Form 5010 Implementation: Real-World Solutions to Ease the Transition from 4010 to 5010 and Avoid Reimbursement Delays,” is now open.
A valuable question-and-answer session will follow the 90-minute presentation. Members of the press who would like to hear what new information form 5010 requires that wasn’t included on form 4010 should contact The Dark Report at 512-264-7103.
For additional information, Contact: Ron Martin, 512-264-7103
About The Dark Report
Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.