Getting Your Hospital Ready for ICD-10

Conifer Health Solutions expert to present how Texas hospitals can prepare for changes in healthcare coding

FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for healthcare providers, announced one of its experts on Health Information Management (HIM) Services will conduct an in-depth presentation on ICD-10 readiness to help Texas hospitals prepare for the extensive changes in hospital coding procedures that begin in 2013. The presentation is part of an ICD-10 Readiness Lunch and Learn seminar sponsored by the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) on Friday, March 4, at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas.

Lisa Walter, RHIA, Conifer’s vice president of HIM Services, is conducting the ICD-10 readiness presentation, which will address the importance of the changes and the impact they will have on hospitals as they implement the new guidelines. Ms. Walter has more than 25 years experience in the revenue cycle and HIM fields, is a frequent professional conference speaker on HIM solutions, and recently discussed the importance of ICD-10 preparations in an article that appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review.

For more information about or to sign-up for the event, visit the AAHAM Texas Bluebonnet Chapter 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 more than 2,500 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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