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Tag: HCCs

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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Medicare Advantage in 2022—Part 2

January 18, 2022 / By Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, Kelli Christman

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Global Chief Medical Officer Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, to discuss clinical and financial risk management, and risk stratification with Medicare Advantage plans. […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2021

November 30, 2021

As we head into 2022, we want to take the time to thank you, our loyal 3M HIS Inside Angle readers, for your continued interest in and engagement with the […]

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Diabetic HCCs: Documenting and capturing complications

October 13, 2021 / By Chris Berg, RHIA

According to the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetic Statistics Report 2020, there are 34 million people in the United States that have diabetes. That is 11 percent of the […]

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Article: Review proper HCC capture for inpatient wound care

With Bobbie Starkey

Using wound care as an example, Bobbie Starkey, RHIT, CCS-P, shares why proper documentation and coding of hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) are essential across the continuum of care.

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Documentation and coding for HCCs in the wound care setting

July 12, 2021 / By Bobbie Starkey

As Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations report chronic disease conditions using ICD-10-CM encounter data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for use in the hierarchical condition category (HCC) […]

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Three questions with Liz Guyton: Health care innovations, physician burnout and HIMSS

June 7, 2021 / By Liz Guyton, Kelli Christman

We sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Vice President of the U.S. and Canada Liz Guyton, CPA, to discuss big tech in health care, extinguishing physician burnout and HIMSS. […]

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Back to basics: HCCs 101

April 30, 2021 / By Chris Berg, RHIA

Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjustment payment model since 2004. That’s 17 years! More and more HIM professionals […]

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Video: HCCs help capture complete patient story

Learn how CDI teams at Trinity Health use tools to move beyond the capture of DRGs to the more complete patient story provided by HCCs (hierarchical condition categories).

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Red Flag: OIG chart reviews of Medicare Advantage records raise concerns. Billions misspent?

February 14, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Audits of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been performed for years as a way for Part C vendors (Medicare Advantage Organizations) to identify and support patients with complex needs. Higher […]

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Strategy weaving: Using HCCs, MACRA and readmission reduction requirements to strategize performance improvement

November 20, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Far too often, healthcare organizations treat planning and execution as two separate processes which are intended to achieve a larger goal. Leadership makes plans and departments and workers are told […]

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How well does the CMS-HCC risk adjustment model predict future expense?

August 26, 2019 / By Samuel Young, MD

In my previous blog, “Demystifying Medicare Risk Adjustment,” I introduced the model that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses to predict future Medicare Advantage health expenditures—the CMS-HCC […]

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HCCs: The importance of coders

July 26, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

After attending an AAPC presentation last year, I published a blog about HCC coding. Since then, I have continued to dive into the world of HCCs. To follow up on […]