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The Healthcare Leadership Council Joins the Coalition for ICD-10

Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2015) – The Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of healthcare chief executives from all disciplines within the U.S. healthcare industry, is the latest organization to join the Coalition for ICD-10 and advocate for U.S. adoption of the ICD-10 coding standard in 2015. The Coalition for ICD-10 promotes the critical importance of ICD-10 to improving quality measurement, public health surveillance, clinical research, and healthcare payment through research, education, and advocacy.

Representing some of the largest and most influential healthcare organizations in the country, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) provides an exclusive forum for health leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs that achieve a vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.  HLC works to provide access to health coverage for the uninsured, accelerate the growth of health information technology, reform healthcare payment systems, promote quality improvement, advance patient safety, address workforce challenges, reform medical liability, and improve care through patient information sharing while also protecting patient confidentiality.

“HLC is pleased to join our respected partners in this coalition as a way to further support the adoption of ICD-10,” said Mary Grealy, HLC President. “Delays are increasing the cost of implementation and hindering the healthcare system from moving forward.  In this age of big data and data analytics, and an increased push for quality and efficiency, the use of codes with greater specificity is more important than ever. This is a necessary transition that aligns with the vision we have for the future of U.S. healthcare.”

In addition to the Healthcare Leadership Council, the Coalition for ICD-10 membership includes:

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Altegra Health
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Hospital Association (AHA)
American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
BlueCross BlueShield Association
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Health IT Now Coalition
Leidos Health
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)
Premier, Inc
Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Siemens Health Services
3M Health Information Systems

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Mollie Houns
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