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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.