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HCC coding: What’s the big deal?

June 18th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). At the last local AAPC chapter meeting I attended, we had a guest speaker who discussed HCCs in […]

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Machine learning in computer-assisted coding: It’s just not human

June 15th, 2018 / By Gail Barackman, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has creeped its way into so many facets of our lives. Video games, self-driving cars and smart home devices are just a few, and I’m sure if […]

The accountable care organization – Are we getting the results we expected?

June 13th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The accountable care organization (ACO) was first proposed in 2006 as a method for reigning in the increasing costs of health care. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) was enacted […]

Risk-adjustment should be about cohorts not individuals

June 11th, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

Viewing risk-adjustment as a process of balancing financial risk across defined patient cohorts, rather than the risk posed by an individual, is a position statement rather than an accepted norm. […]

Heat strokes and heat-related illnesses: The dangers of summertime fun

June 8th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Ah, summer!  I live in Minnesota and have waited through an extended winter for the day when I could bring out my shorts and flip-flops. When we think of summer, […]

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If both facility and pro fee coders are looking at the same documentation and need to identify the same procedures, why can’t it be done by the same coder? Brooks […]

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Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard discuss 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates and their impact on quality.