Financial And Clinical Worlds Unite At ANI 2014

Prior to March 31 of this year, I was fully prepared for the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA’s) 2014 Annual National Institute (ANI) conference to be “ICD-10apalooza” — a last-ditch scramble for providers, payers, and vendors to get all their ducks in a row before the ICD-10 deadline hit. However, after the SGR Doc-Fix bill delayed the ICD-10 transition for another year, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this year’s meeting. I was encouraged to find the central theme of ANI (held June 22-25 in Las Vegas) to be one of financial and clinical harmonization in healthcare.

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