On the first day of an AHIMA-organized summit, the Coalition for ICD-10 picked up a strong ally, America's Health Insurance Plans, but got no new information from federal officials about an implementation date.
Negotiating a managed care contract is not the same as it was even a few years ago. Now all of the power providers have in managed care negotiations is in their ability to prove that they can manage quality and cost more effectively than the next guy, says one expert.
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