Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST
Program 489

Lenel James, MBA, Business Lead
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer; Christel Kembell, RN, CDDS;
Timothy Powell, CPA, CHCP; H. Steven Moffic, MD; and Erica Remer, MD, CCDS

The health of all Americans is on the line – particularly among the nation’s communities of color, where maternal health issues, behavioral health issues, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions have a disportionate impact.

Recognizing this national concern, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has devised a national health equity strategy to confront such health disparities. All this follows the release by the National Center for Health Statistics of 2022 ICD-10-CM codes, both new and updated, for education, food insecurity, and housing, with implementation effective beginning Oct. 1, 2021.

During the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, Lenel James, MBA, an Health Level 7 (HL7) “fellow” and the business lead for Health Information Exchange and Innovation at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), will report on the massive effort underway. Lenel has been with BCBSA and has served as its voting representative to HL7 for almost 20 years, and has extensive experience in healthcare and technology strategy. He also serves as payor advisor for for the HL7 Da Vinci Project, and was elected to the HL7 Board in 2020.

The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:

  • Tuesday Focus: Patient Safety Indicators (PSI): Christel Kembell with Convenant Health will report on the vexing issue of patient safety indicators.
  • Mental Health Report: Internationally renowned psychiatrist and award-winning author Dr. H. Steven Moffic will report on the “good, bad, and ugly” of America’s collective mental health. 
  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson will report on the latest coding news that has appeared on her radar screen.  
  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

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