2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Shana Olshan

Name: Shana Olshan
Title: Director of the National Standards Group
Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services

Health IT hero. Moving to the latest iteration of the International Classification of Diseases was delayed several times because of concerns raised by Congress and the health care community. Olshan was responsible for managing the migration to ICD-10 for the health care industry, including Medicaid and Medicare, which processes 4.6 million claims per day. She led the establishment of a coordination center for resolving issues raised by providers when they submitted claims and improving industry outreach and education -- and she did it in less than two months. She also developed an unprecedented, highly successful end-to-end testing strategy for Medicare providers.

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