Beyond the Delay: ICD-10, HPID, Attachments & Operating Rules - Critical Actions your Organization Should be Taking Now

Wednesday, July 23 - Friday, July 25, 2014
The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

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WEDI, the leading authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange, is inviting members of the health IT industry to attend the 2014 WEDI Summer Forum, "Beyond the Delay: ICD-10, HPID, Attachments & Operating Rules – Critical Actions your Organization Should be Taking Now". It will address healthcare's hottest topics and what critical actions your organization can take now for success with both.

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More Information About Our Speakers:

Gale Scott
Tampa General Hospital

In her role as the EDI Regulatory Compliance Administrator for Tampa General Hospital, Gale has been responsible for HIPAA EDI development at Tampa General Hospital since January 2003. Highlights of her experience includes seven years as Director of Management Information Systems for a hospital system, thirteen years of healthcare consulting with a focus on revenue cycle improvement and many years of direct operational and system involvement within the hospital Information Technology and Financial areas.

Sidney Hebert
Humana, Inc.

Sidney Hebert is the Director –Integrated Provider Process Solutions and ICD 10 program Manager at Humana, Inc. He is responsible for HIPAA transaction and code set enforcement, Provider Network automation solutions, ICD 10 business transformation and ICD 10 compliance for acquired and joint venture businesses.

Dennis Winkler
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Dennis Winkler is the Director of Technical Program Management & ICD-10 program director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He is responsible for ICD-10 program direction and is the IT business partner for Medicare Advantage.

Erik Newlin

Erik Newlin is the VP, EDI Platform and Compliance for Xerox and has nearly 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has successfully served in many roles both in the government and private sector. He has established and managed large-scale healthcare projects and is a subject matter expert in innovation, healthcare transformation, procurement, regulations and compliance.

Betty Gomez

Betty Gomez, Vice President Regulatory Strategy at ZirMed, brings more than 23 years of healthcare industry experience to her leadership of the company’s regulatory strategy efforts, in which she presently focuses on ICD-10 readiness initiatives, solutions, and helping clients prepare for the new code set. Prior to joining ZirMed, Ms. Gomez led various implementations and support teams at leading healthcare IT companies, including Claredi, WebMD and Envoy Corporation.

Penny Osmon Bahr
Avastone Health Solutions

A demonstrated achiever with exceptional knowledge of health care reimbursement and operational management topics, Ms. Osmon Bahr has more than 18 years of health care experience with a strong background in Medicare compliance, coding and billing, HIPAA privacy and security, quality measurement and health information management.

Shelagh Kalland
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Shelagh Kalland is Director, ICD-10 Program Operations and the ICD-10 Project Business Owner at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Shelagh has worked in healthcare for over 29 years with a focus on healthcare operations and provider relations.

Laura Pazera

As ICD-10 program manager, Laura Pazera leads TriZetto Provider Solutions’ ICD-10 team to prepare the company and its provider clients for the ICD-10 transition. She has 19 years of experience in healthcare IT implementing and supporting regulatory initiatives for providers including Loyola University Health System and Cook County Hospital.

Jennifer Wolfe
Park Nicollet Health Services

Jennifer Wolfe, IT Manager of the Epic Revenue team has been at Park Nicollet Health Services 20 years and spent the first 10 years in the business office working in all aspects of the revenue cycle. She works with a team that supports the Epic Revenue modules as well as the 3m Encoder product suite, and all things related to patient accounting.

John Stanton

John Stanton is an executive level management consultant in the Dell Healthcare Services Group. He specializes in the appropriate integration of processes and technology for revenue cycle management, business analytics / intelligence, and other back-office operations.

Brigid Noonan
Trizetto Provider Solutions

Brigid Noonan is responsible for supervising the EDI Solutions department, monitoring daily workflow, and representing the department internally and externally at Trizetto Provider Solutions. She maintains a high level of technical competence while complying with HIPAA regulations and industry changes.

Russ Hamm
Lantana Group

Russell Hamm has worked internationally as an analyst, developer, and project manager with private and public sector institutions to implement health information technology standards. He is an expert in Health Level Seven (HL7) International Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), healthcare terminologies, and terminology services.

Durwin Day

Durwin works for the Legislative and Regulatory Implementation Office at Health Care Service Corporation. While at HCSC, he worked on the first Medicare pilot project for Claims Attachments. He is a current co-chair of the HL7 Attachment Workgroup that defines the standards for the clinical content for various attachment types.

Mary Lynn Bushman
National Government Services

Mary Lynn Bushman is a Business Analyst III for National Government Services. She is a former X12 Claim Attachments work group co-chair. Mary Lynn is also one of the WEDI SNIP sub workgroup co-chairs for Claims Attachments and has been an active Health Level Seven (HL7) Attachments Special Interest Group participant since its inception.

Theresa Doris

Theresa Doris is currently the Sr. Business Solution Consultant in the Health Care vertical at TIBCO Software Solutions. She has a combined 15 years of experience in Health Care EDI and program management. She is the current CAQH Core member and liaison and was the previous chairperson for Trizetto Q-Connect user group.

Erik Pupo

As Deloitte's key senior advisor on standards and interoperability, Erik works with several federal health agencies, providing expertise on health information exchange and healthcare standards, and serves as the lead for standards and interoperability efforts on the DOD/VA iEHR (Integrated Electronic Health Record) through the Interagency Program Office (IPO).

Doreen Espinoza
Utah Health Information Network

Doreen Espinoza is the Chief Business Development and Privacy Officer for the Utah Health Information Network. Her team is responsible for developing administrative and clinical standards for inclusion in the Utah State Billing and Clinical Exchange rules.

Laurie Burckhardt
WEDI HPID Implementation Workgroup Cochair

Laurie Burckhardt is Manager of the EDI department at WPS. Laurie oversees all components of EDI processes for all WPS’ lines of business which include Commercial, Medicare Part A & B, as well as Tricare.

Gail Kocher
WEDI HPID Workgroup Co-Chair

Gail Kocher joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in 2008 as Director, National Programs. She has accountabilities for Administrative Simplification and supporting the Blues through industry-wide coalitions and standards setting organizations.

Denesecia Green

Denesecia Green is the ICD-10 program lead with Baltimore-based CMS. Denesecia's 14 years of health care experience spans over a wide variety of CMS programs and policy including Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Program Integrity, Audit, Quality, Public and Population Health, Health IT, Health Insurance Exchanges, and presently ICD-10 implementation and oversight.

Debra Strickland

Debra Strickland is now with Xerox’s National Standards Consulting Team where she is working closely with clients, customers and those in need of Xerox’s services. Debra is widely considered to be an expert on 835 Payment transactions, 5010 migration, EFT and EDI transitions.

Pam Grosze
PNC Bank

Pam Grosze is Vice President and Senior Product Manager for PNC Bank’s Healthcare Division, which provides financial and revenue cycle management solutions for hospitals, healthcare providers, and other healthcare organizations. Pam has spent more than 25 years in healthcare environments, implementing and supporting healthcare EDI transactions for leading companies, including PNC Bank and RelayHealth.

Michael J. Ubl
Ubl Consulting

Michael Ubl currently operates an independent consulting firm that he established in late 2011. As an independent consultant he has assisted clients on various activities driven by current federal health care reform regulations with a focus on health information exchange, health insurance exchange and ICD-10.

Christol M. Green
WellPoint, Inc.

Christol Green is a Sr. Business Consultant within E-Solutions Strategy, Compliance and Consulting at WellPoint, Inc. Ms. Green has 28 years of healthcare experience, and for over 18 years, has been active in implementing and integrating healthcare electronic transactions and HIPAA Administrative Simplification provisions.

Kim Peters

Kim Peters is the HIPAA EDI Program Manager – Integrated Provider Process/ICD 10 Implementation Program Team for Humana, Inc. He is responsible for HIPAA transaction and code set enforcement, all compliance issues and review of ongoing Affordable Care legislation for impacts to our varied systems.

Jeff Ziel
United Healthcare

Jeff Ziel is the Director, Administrative Simplification Program, Regulatory Implementation Office (RIO), UnitedHealth Group. He is responsible for UnitedHealth Group’s overall business response to regulations and provisions associated with Administrative Simplification.

Carolyn Besch
United Healthcare

Carolyn S Besch is the Senior EDI Account Manager and has been with United Healthcare for 30 years with over 10 years of EDI experience. She leads and supports various strategic and regulatory initiatives and was a key contributor in the successful implementation of HIPAA 4010 and 5010.

Margaret Weiker
The Weiker Group

Margaret Weiker is President of The Weiker Group, a health care IT consulting company. She is a member of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) and serves as a Standardization Co-Chair, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12N and serves as the Chair of the Insurance Subcommittee, and the Designated Standards Maintenance Organizations (DSMO) Chair.

Laurie Darst
WEDI HPID Workgroup Co-Chair

Laurie Darst is a Regulatory Advisor for the Department of Finance at Mayo Clinic. Ms. Darst currently serves as Vice Chair of Programs and Services and co-chairs WEDI’s Education Committee and ICD-10 workgroup.

Related Files:
Agenda PDF
Speaker Bios

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 07/18/2014
Name Price Available To
WEDI Members $99.00   Member
Non-Members $149.00   Non-Member

Cancellation and Other Policies:
WEDI does not accept cancellations, but substitute attendees are permitted with payment of a $15 processing fee. If you wish to make a substitution, please contact Samantha Holvey at

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Continuing Education Information:
WEDI currently does not offer CEUs but we can provide certificates of participation upon request.

General Hotel Information:
Please utilize Orbitz, Travelocity and similar sites to research hotels close to the Commons. Hotel options and their current rates (subject to change) in Minneapolis:

Days Hotel University Ave SE- $116
Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot- $289
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel- $349
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown- $179
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown- $179
Best Western Normandy Inn and Suites- $161

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Samantha Holvey
Director, Community & Education
Phone: (304) 689-0900