HCC’s (Hierarchical Condition Categories) were designed to assign scores to Medicare Advantage members’ based on their chronic conditions. The HCC coder’s job involves identifying and capturing the chronic conditions which carry an HCC and are actively being treated by a physician.There are 79 HCC categories of chronic illnesses with thousands of diagnosis codes. This entails the ability to read multiple styles of documentation as well as draw a line between a condition and the current treatment in a face to face visit.
How Can You Benefit from HCC Coding Training?
With specialization in HCC coding comes a higher salary. Normal medical coders can expect to earn $32,000 per year. HCC Coders, however, can expect to earn a higher salary of $53,000 per year according to SimplyHired.com.
Who's this HCC Coding Course for:
Medical Coders who enjoy Diagnosis Coding
Those with an existing understanding of ICD-9-CM and or ICD-10-CM
Those who want to learn improve their understanding of Risk Adjustment methodologies
Those who deal with Medicare Advantage plans
Medical Coders who are looking to enter and exciting new trend in coding
Your Subject Matter Experts:
Holly Cassano, CPC, CEO ACCUCODE Consulting, LLC
Creator of initial content and PEARLs
Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I
The HCC Coding Course Includes 17 Jam-Packed Modules
The Guiding Principles of Risk Adjustment
Risk Adjustment Terminology
HCC Coding Hierarchy Methodology and Guidelines
HCC Disease Co-morbidity and Interactions
Bulletproof Documentation with Linking Statements
Understanding The Risk Adjustment Submission
Prospective, Retrospective Reviews
Risk Adjustment Factor Scores (RAF)
Benefits of the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)
Suspect Generation and Predictive Modeling
Medical Loss Ratio Reports (MLR)
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
Five-Star Quality Rating System (STAR)
Model Output Report (MOR file)
Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV)
ICD-10-CM Impact on HCC Coding and Risk Adjustment
HCC Job Search Tips
Each HCC Coding Course Module Contains:
Textbook Chapters by Holly Cassano, CPC
Lectures by Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I and other subject matter experts
Fun and Educational Activities
Online Exams to Test What You've Learned
Access to CCO Instructor Coach
What's Included with the HCC Coding Course:
Exclusive CCO eBook for Risk Adjustment Training
Coding HCC PEARLS
HCC Job Aides
One on One Coaching
Private Forum Access
What You Need:
ICD-10-CM manual your choice
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it live? A: The course is recorded so that you can access the content as often as you need during your year enrollment.
Q: How long will it take to finish? A: We like to suggest you complete one chapter a week but you are free to move quicker if you like.
Q: Do I need to be a certified coder to take this course?
A: We recommend this course for certified coders but if you have a solid coding background you would be fine to take the course. Keep in mind though that most employers seeking HCC coders require them to hold some sort of coding certification like the CPC/CCS credential.
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