ASC X12 WEDI Real-Time Adjudication Conference – Schedule Overview

DAY 1, Tuesday, February 13, 2007

7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Conference Registration

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome Presentation & Conference Overview

Dan Kazzaz, ASC X12 Chair

Jim Whicker, WEDI Chair

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Current State of Batch Claim Processing

J Robert Barbour, VP Finance for MD Services & Tech Development, Montefiore

Medical Center

Rick Click, CIO, Molina Healthcare

Brian Cutler, President, Mercury Data Exchange

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Spurring Healthcare into “Real-Time” Through


Jim Lacy, CFO & General Counsel, ZirMed

Fran Watkins, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Kenneth Willman, Director of Provider Interface, Humana

Ginger Wright, HIPAA Compliance Manager, The Availity Health Information


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Conference Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Roadblocks to Real-Time Adjudication

Lynne Gilbertson, Director of Standards Development, NCPDP

Gwendolyn Lohse, Project Director, CAQH

Maggie Ohara or Tara Mondock, IVANS

Fred Richards, CTO, HTP, Inc.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Really Real Time Implementations of Real-Time Adjudication

David Boucher, AVP of Healthcare Service, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Allen DeGraw, Founder & CEO, Post-N-Track Corporation

Barnet Dreistadt, Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Amy Hinrichs, Director, Provider Portal, UnitedHealthGroup

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Networking Break

ASC X12 and WEDI are pleased to offer the first-ever national event on Real-Time Adjudication

<ed.note>…not counting the September 25, 2006 Medical Banking Project *First* HSA Accumulator Use Case Meeting and the November 1, 2006 MBP *Second* HSA Accumulator Use Case Meeting, of course…</ed.note>

Today’s costly and time-consuming claims process – billing and paying – calls for a timely and redefined adjudication business model. With RTA, payers can measure their days of receivables in minutes rather than months, and providers can enhance their business model to adjudicate claims in real-time. Hear about key RTA issues impacting:

  • Payers, including claims processors and clinical reviewers
  • Providers who manage patient accounts and health information management operations
  • Technology providers that offer solutions for patient accounting, clinical systems, automated patient records and practice management systems
  • Health data management professionals

We are currently seeking speakers and panelists to present insights on the following suggested hot topics:

  1. Reducing high costs of administrative transactions via real-time adjudication
  2. Case studies of adjudicating claims in real- time – best practices & lessons learned
  3. Achieving consensus on standards, used in healthcare, that need to be applied to the electronic exchange of data
  4. Benefits derived from interoperability of information crossing the healthcare system
  5. Sound real-time adjudication financial and implementation strategies
  6. Insights into future healthcare IT trends

Contact: Catherine McDonald
phone: (703) 970-2064

Location & Hotel Reservations
The Conference will take place at the Hyatt Dulles, just minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD). To secure the special $199/rate for conference attendees, reserve your accommodations by Jan. 15, 2007 (mention that you are attending the Real-Time Adjudication Conference).

Hyatt Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd.
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 713-1234 or (800) 233-1234

Visit the Conference website for updates and additional information, including the preliminary agenda and online registration.