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NPI: Strategies for an Implementation Process To Meet the May 2007 Deadline, a Live Audio Conference on CD-ROM - Webinar

  • ID: 363856
  • Webinar
  • December 2006
  • Region: North America
  • 90 Minutes
  • Healthcare Intelligence Network
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NPI: Strategies for an Implementation Process To Meet the May 2007 Deadline, a December 12, 2006 audio conference, will examine what steps organizations need to take to ensure they are prepared for the National Provider Identifier (NPI) May 2007 deadline.

HIPAA-covered entities such as providers completing electronic transactions, healthcare clearinghouses and large health plans must use only the NPI to identify covered healthcare providers in standard transactions by May 23, 2007. Most organizations have already received their NPI, but that is just the first step. Organizations also need to begin testing their NPI with payers and other trading partners, updating their referral lists, as well as modifying and testing computer systems. CMS' tag line is "Getting an NPI is free....not having one is costly." Without proper implementation and testing, having one can also be costly.

During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, Lynn Somers Syrek, director of operations support at Coventry Health Care, and Matthew Wallach, chief marketing officer at Health Market Science, describe what steps organizations need to take to ensure compliance by the May 2007 deadline.

You will get details on:

NPI requirements and timetables;
How to build a comprehensive implementation team;
Suggested testing methods to ensure compliance;
Enumeration requirements;
How and when to cross-walk your NPI to legacy systems; and
Contingency planning for the NPI deadline.


CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, CEOs, security and privacy officers, system and network managers, internal audit directors, HIPAA team leaders, compliance officers, legal counsel, risk managers, business development and strategic planning directors.


Lynn Somers Syrek

Lynn Somers Syrek is the director of operations support for Coventry Health Care. Somers-Syrek has held this position over the last eight years and is responsible for Coventry and First Health’s system testing and enhancements while working on special projects including NPI and HIPAA Codes Sets compliance. She has served as prior president of the Managed Care Assistance Group.

Prior to working for Coventry Health Care, Somers-Syrek was employed with Fallon Community Health Plan of Massachusetts and has 25 years experience in the healthcare industry.

Matthew Wallach

Matthew Wallach is the chief marketing officer at Health Market Science where he runs the corporate marketing and business development organizations. In that capacity, he has led the company’s entry into the healthcare payer market and led the creation of NPI Right TM, a comprehensive solution for integrating the NPI into legacy provider databases.

Prior to Health Market Science, Wallach was vice president of marketing & product management at IntelliChem, an enterprise software company.

Previously, Wallach was the general manager of the Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology division at Siebel Systems, the world’s leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. During his time at Siebel Systems, Wallach was responsible for building this global division, which grew exponentially under his leadership, becoming a recognized global market leader.

Wallach received his Master’s of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s of Economics from Yale University.
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