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Tag: HCCs

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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, […]

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HCCs: A frequent factor in the value equation

February 20, 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 […]

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What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10, 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.

Knowledge Lab Post

White Paper: Hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) and the shift to value-based reimbursement

What are HCCs and what role do they play in value-based reimbursement? Find out in our white paper.

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

November 14, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

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 […]

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HCCs for risk adjustment anyone?

October 17, 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 […]

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

June 10, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

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 […]

Knowledge Lab Post

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.

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HCCs: Don’t Underestimate Their Importance

August 3, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

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 […]

Knowledge Lab Post

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.