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Tag: HCCs

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HCCs: Whose “problem” is it? It’s an AND, not an OR!

February 26, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

HCCs are a “problem.” By that I mean no organization can ignore the impact of HCCs. No CDI specialist, HIM professional, quality specialist, provider or billing auditor can remain uneducated […]

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M.E.A.T. is even better when well done

February 21, 2018 / By Kelly Long, CPC, CPCO

The Official ICD Coding Guidelines state that a condition must be present at the time of the encounter, affect patient care or management and be clearly documented in order to […]

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Implications of the 2019 Medicare Advantage Part 1 Advance Notice

January 10, 2018 / By Gretchen Mills

On December 27, 2017, CMS published Part 1 of this year’s Medicare Advantage (MA) Advance Notice highlighting proposed changes in MA payments for 2019. CMS requires comments on this Part […]

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Four ways HCCs impact health systems

December 22, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been the underlying risk adjustment for many Medicare programs for several years. But they didn’t attract wide interest until CMS began shifting more payment toward […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2017

December 15, 2017

Thanks for reading the Inside Angle blog in 2017! As 2018 approaches, revisit some of our most popular blogs of the year: 1. HCCs: A frequent factor in the value […]

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Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.

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HCCs and physicians

July 31, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

As a physician, I am responsible for coding certain diagnoses that will trigger certain payment and risk adjustment. Risk adjustment scores are important in terms of quality measures and they […]

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Case Study: Hierarchical condition categories: Get documentation and coding right

With Donna Smith, RHIA

3M research conducted by HIMSS Analytics sought to understand how organizations manage data in support of value-based payment models based on HCCs.

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Infographic: Managing HCCs

When it comes to HCCs, what are the biggest challenges and how can hospitals address them?

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Value-based payment means risk adjustment for effective revenue cycle management

May 3, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Value-based payment models are attracting attention for risk adjustment methodologies, especially HCC risk adjustment, which is used to calculate cost benchmarks for Medicare Advantage and other CMS payment models including […]

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Article: HCC Accuracy: A Crucial Factor in the Value Equation

With Donna Smith, RHIA

HCCs are not new, but many organizations are only starting to recognize their importance. 3M’s Donna Smith dives into how to manage HCCs in her new article.

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E/M coding: Can we agree to disagree?

March 31, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In the past, I’ve written several blogs about the complexity of E/M coding and how to find your way through. The first step is to establish the place of service, […]