Huntington beach is a great place to hang 10, build a sand castle and get a great tan. They don’t call it Surf City for nothing! But this year it was the perfect place to catch a wave of a different sort. The EDI wave of change!
The National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) is the only organization to unite insurance groups, clearinghouses and dental practices in promoting the value and increasing the utilization of electronic commerce within the dental industry. NDEDIC’s EDI Summit provides a conference for these stakeholders to meet and advance the value and utilization of electronic connectivity in the dental community.
This year, NDEDIC hosted its 2013 EDI Summit over the week of April 29th thru May 2nd in Huntington Beach, CA. The conference featured a wide range of events and seminars and brought together Payers, Practitioners and Clearinghouses from all over the country, dedicated to furthering the advancement of Electronic Data Interchange in the dental industry.
DentalXChange employees moderated many of these seminars, like, Bill Dachelet, Operation Manager and past Benjamin D. Ward Award recipient, who hosted the EDI Basics Workshop: Talk HIPAA to Me. Tom Mort, a Benjamin D. Ward Award recipient and Director of Product Integration for DentalXChange, help moderate two events: 835 Remittance Advice 101 and 835 Driven to New Directions by UIF. And not to be out done, Lizzy Jones, Director of Sales and Retention, helped present the Town Hall Meeting: Sharing Best Practices for Marketing EDI Usage.
The Summit was not all work though. People who attended also got treated to a day at the Aquarium of the Pacific, in Long Beach, CA, or a day of golf at Mile Square Golf Course. Le Ann Eyres-Morris, Director of Channel Partners for DentalXChange, help host a meet and greet at the Longboard Restaurant and Pub. It all culminated with a fantastic beach party featuring live music and bonfire with a build your own s’mores bar!
DentalXChange president and last year’s Chairman of the Council, Scott Wellwood, presided over the final event of the week, the Awards luncheon and State of NDEDIC Report. He passed his gavel to this year’s Chairwoman, April Rimpley, Vice President of Group Customer Connections & Operations of Ameritas.
“DentalXChange has been a member of NDEDIC for more than 20 years,” said Wellwood. “Our active participation and leadership during that time has proven instrumental in driving success for our company and numerous process improvements for our customers. It is truly a unique organization and the annual Summit provides tremendous learning and networking opportunities and showcases the best of what our industry has to offer.”
All the events at NDEDIC’s EDI Summit 2013 were lively, educational and ended with great give and takes from the audience that will help shape the future of EDI in the dental industry.