'Get Ready 5010' kicks off HIPAA Webinar series

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

Dubbing itself a collaborative initiative supported by healthcare industry stakeholders, the group Get Ready 5010 on Tuesday plans to host the first in a three-episode Webinar about preparing for none other than HIPAA 5010.

Backed by AHIMA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HBMA, HIMSS, and WEDI, the Get Ready 5010 coalition aims to help health entities move to HIPAA 5010 in as smooth and timely a manner as possible.

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Get Ready 5010, as such, has slated the first Webinar for Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 1 p.m. eastern time. The online event, titled Industry Readiness Update, will focus on how CMS and others are gearing up for HIPAA 5010, and examine the state of the industry on testing and implementation, with presentations from CMS, Emdeon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and HIMSS.

The second portion, 5010 Getting Started Primer, follows on Wednesday with officials from the AMA, CMS, and WEDI, discussing the basics, including a HIPAA 5010 overview, timelines, and key changes.

Completing the triptych is Preparing for 5010 Testing, scheduled for Thursday January 13, 2011, also at 1 p.m. eastern, in which speakers from WEDI and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will review a checklist and practical tips for 5010 testing.

All three Webinars are free, and registration is available on the Get Ready 5010 Web page.

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