Examining Effective Planning Strategies for Successful Transition to ICD-10

Conifer Health Solutions’ HIM Expert to Present at NCHIMA 61st Annual Meeting

FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for healthcare providers, announced a senior leader and expert on Health Information Management (HIM) Services will be speaking about the importance of advance strategic planning to prepare for a successful ICD-10 transition at the 61st North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA) Annual Meeting in Concord, N.C.

Lisa Walter, RHIA, Conifer’s vice president of HIM Services, will present “ICD-10: Tools for The Transition” on Thursday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Ms. Walter has more than 25 years experience in the revenue cycle and HIM fields, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on HIM solutions. She most recently spoke at an American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) event in Irving, Texas.

The 61st NCHIMA Annual Meeting is being held in Concord, N.C., from May 3-6, 2011. The theme of this year’s NCHIMA Annual meeting is “Integration, Separation, and Collaboration: Embracing the Future of HIM.” The event will also include a roundtable on ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding. For more information about the NCHIMA Annual Meeting, visit the organization’s website.

About Conifer

Conifer Health Solutions provides Revenue Cycle and Patient Communications services to more than 100 hospitals and health systems nationwide. Conifer utilizes proprietary workflows and technology to offer comprehensive Revenue Cycle Solutions ranging from patient pre-registration to Health Information Management and Clinical Revenue Cycle services to the processing of governmental, managed care and self-pay claims. The company also provides best-in-class Patient Communications services that include physician referrals, patient education, marketing services and pre-admission clinical appropriateness reviews.

Born from healthcare, Conifer Health Solutions is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and employs 3,000 people. For more information, call 1-877-CONIFER or visit the company’s website at www.coniferhealth.com.

Conifer Health Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Some of the statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and could be affected by numerous factors and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, certain of which are discussed in Tenet’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and periodic reports on Form 8-K. Do not rely on any forward-looking statement, as we cannot predict or control many of the factors that ultimately may affect our ability to achieve the results estimated. We make no promise to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, new information, future events or otherwise.



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