Emdeon Announces Educational Presentations During AHIP's Institute 2012

Sessions tackle industry challenges and offer solutions to address healthcare payer issues

Jun 15, 2012, 08:30 ET from Emdeon Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc., a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, today announced it will present a series of short, insightful sessions designed to address some of the most pressing cost containment challenges currently facing healthcare payers at Emdeon's in-booth theater (booth 801) during America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2012, which will be held in Salt Lake City from June 20-22, 2012. Emdeon also will host a networking breakfast featuring payer industry experts who will discuss innovative ways to reduce overpayments and fight fraud, waste and abuse.

"As an industry leader, Emdeon is pleased to offer helpful and timely information to our payer customers at the premier conference for education and networking in the payer community," said Gary Stuart, executive vice president of payer services for Emdeon.

In addition to four in-booth educational sessions, the networking breakfast session titled, Transforming Payment Accuracy: Developing an integrated payment integrity strategy to meet future healthcare demand, will be held on Thursday, June 21, at 7 am MDT. This session will feature insights from payer industry experts on integrating cost containment and payment integrity into the healthcare claim lifecycle.  

All of Emdeon's innovative Payer solutions will be exhibited at booth 801 at the AHIP Institute 2012. For more information on Emdeon at AHIP, please visit www.emdeon.com/AHIP2012 .  

Session Information:

Transforming Payment Accuracy: Developing an integrated payment integrity strategy to meet future healthcare demands         
Thursday, June 21st at 7 am MDT
Room 250A of the Calvin Rampton Conference Center 

  • John Shoemaker, BMA, CFE, CPA – Manager, Financial Investigations Department, Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Phil Goss – Chief Operating Officer, Trustmark
  • Dave Cardelle – SVP of Operations – Payment Integrity Services, Emdeon
  • Kurt Anderson - SVP of Product Management – Payment Integrity Services, Emdeon (Moderator)

Fraud, waste and abuse has the attention of the entire healthcare industry.  Everyone knows it needs to be addressed. However, the most common industry approach of segmenting the various areas of improper payments really doesn't maximize a payer's return on investment or streamline the payment process.  In this session, hear from several industry experts and peers within the payer sector on how a holistic view of all improper payment exposure can identify the causal circumstances of overpayments and address a spectrum of issues, whether originally occurring due to processing errors or fraudulent behavior.  Expect to come away from this session with actionable ideas that can be applied within your organization, regardless of how far your organization is along the continuum of building or maintaining a payment integrity function.

Gaining an Edge on More than Just "Fraudsters"   
Wednesday, June 20th, 6 pm MDT   
Emdeon Booth 801   
Presented by Kelli Garvanian, Payment Integrity Solutions Consultant, Emdeon

The term "payment integrity" has many definitions within healthcare, mostly associated with fraud. But the term addresses much more than just fraud – payment integrity includes incorrect coding, payment errors, misrouted claims and just about any other improper payment. Learn how to gain an edge by applying industry best-practices to achieve a holistic, highly effective payment integrity approach.

Leveraging Experience for Results   
Wednesday, June 20th, 7 pm MDT  
Emdeon Booth 801
Presented by David Gallegos, Senior Vice President of Consulting Services at HTMS, an Emdeon company

Reform. New rules. Shifting timelines and tight deadlines. In today's healthcare arena, payers are challenged from multiple angles, resulting in a proliferation of urgent initiatives. Learn how your peer organizations are leveraging outside experience to excel in this ever-changing environment.

Solving the Care Gap Closure Challenge
Thursday, June 21st, 5:30 pm MDT
Emdeon Booth 801  
Presented by Lynne Higgins, R.N., Vice President of Clinical Solutions, Emdeon

As healthcare costs continue to rise and a greater focus is placed on quality outcomes and care collaboration, it is more important than ever to implement programs that help physicians identify gaps in care and address them when it matters most, during the patient visit. Learn how clinical information exchange can be leveraged to achieve impressive results.

Going from "In the Red" to "In the Black": Transforming Provider Payments  
Thursday, June 21st, 6:30 pm MDT  
Emdeon Booth 801
Presented by Chris Wyatt, Director of Product Management, Emdeon

Until recently, payers have been limited in their ability to expand electronic distribution of claims payments due to their dependency on provider enrollment. Learn how to overcome the hurdle of provider enrollment and create the potential to switch nearly all claims payments from print to electronic while, most importantly, driving down the cost of payment distribution.

About Emdeon                            
Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon's offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's comprehensive suite of solutions, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle and clinical information exchange processes. For more information, visit www.emdeon.com.

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