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How Risk Adjustment and HCCs Are Impacting Coding and CDI
April 19, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Marie A. Morin, RN | Larry Field | Deborah Grider | Laurie M. Johnson

How Risk Adjustment and HCCs Are Impacting Coding and CDI

April 19, 2018

Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Marie A. Morin, RN | Larry Field | Deborah Grider | Laurie M. Johnson

Are you hearing more about risk adjustment methodologies and Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs)? No doubt you are. That's because they impact coding, clinical documentation integrity activities and reimbursement. So what impact can you have on any of these issues? During this episode Marie A. Morin, director at Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group LLC, reports on her experiences in assisting clients with risk assessment, coding and documentation practices.

Other segments featured in this episode include:

  • News Desk: Larry Field, DO, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk and presents the very latest healthcare news. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.

  • The Coding Report: Nationally recognized author and consultant Deborah Grider, a senior healthcare consultant with Karen Zupko & Associates, reports on coding trigger point injections for pain management. Trigger point injection therapy is used for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).

  • Tuesday Focus: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and ICD10monitor contributor Laurie Johnson, a senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions, reports on using the ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for the proper coding of child abuse and neglect—an epidemic which, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), accounted for 1,750 children expiring from abuse or neglect in 2016.

Talk Ten Tuesdays. More than just talk.™

Are you hearing more about risk adjustment methodologies and Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs)? No doubt you are. That's because they impact coding, clinical documentation integrity activities and reimbursement. So what impact can you have on any of these issues? During this episode Marie A. Morin, director at Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group LLC, reports on her experiences in assisting clients with risk assessment, coding and documentation practices.

Other segments featured in this episode include:

  • News Desk: Larry Field, DO, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk and presents the very latest healthcare news. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.

  • The Coding Report: Nationally recognized author and consultant Deborah Grider, a senior healthcare consultant with Karen Zupko & Associates, reports on coding trigger point injections for pain management. Trigger point injection therapy is used for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).

  • Tuesday Focus: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and ICD10monitor contributor Laurie Johnson, a senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions, reports on using the ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for the proper coding of child abuse and neglect—an epidemic which, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), accounted for 1,750 children expiring from abuse or neglect in 2016.

Talk Ten Tuesdays. More than just talk.™

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