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Tag: HCCs

Webinar: Best practice recommendations for ensuring complete HCC capture

With Donna Smith, RHIA, L. Gordon Moore, MD

In this webinar, subject matter experts Donna Smith and L. Gordon Moore describe in detail 3M’s best practices for consistently capturing the most complete HCC and RAF scores for your […]

HCCs: A frequent factor in the value equation

February 20th, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Shifting from volume-driven to value-based healthcare wouldn’t be so difficult if value meant just one thing. But every payer and value-based program defines value to suit its own purposes—on good […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]

Webinar: Value-based reimbursement and the role of HCCs for risk adjustment

With Jeremy Zasowski, Donna Smith, RHIA

CMS is moving to shift healthcare payments from traditional fee-for-service models to value-based reimbursement (VBR). How prepared is your organization to successfully receive accurate reimbursement for your patient population?

Physicians and quality metrics: They care…they REALLY care!

November 14th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

So, this month I am taking a slight detour. Instead of continuing to dissect AHRQ version 6.0 changes, I would like to reflect on providers and quality. I promise to […]

HCCs for risk adjustment anyone?

October 17th, 2016 / By Jeremy Zasowski

The results of a recent study from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation on payment rewards and penalties for Michigan hospitals participating in the Medicare Comprehensive Joint […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

Webinar: Understanding Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs)

With Donna Smith, RHIA

Gain an in-depth understanding of HCCs and learn how they are used today in population health management and value-based purchasing.

Video: Population health and HCCs

With Donna Smith, RHIA

As we move towards a care system focused on population health, HCCs can determine patient disease risk and help hospitals analyze their populations.

HCCs: Don’t Underestimate Their Importance

August 3rd, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton

So there are PPCs and HACs, PPRs and PPAs, PSIs and VBP just to name a few. But please don’t forget or underestimate the importance of HCCs. Why should you […]

Video: What are HCCs?

With Donna Smith, RHIA

3M’s Donna Smith explains how Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are beings used to predict care costs using various data points.