Author "Diane Barton"

By Diane Barton
May 1st, 2017
These familiar terms have new meaning in ICD-10-CM. Fracture coding can be a challenge for both physicians and coders, but its effect on hierarchical condition code (HCC) funding in Medicare Advantage, as well as health plan Star ratings, leaves litt...
By Diane Barton
Mar 1st, 2017
Failing to thoroughly document signs and symptoms, assessments, and treatments of chronic diseases creates a ripple effect of misfortune. First, all relevant codes are not captured; this leads to improper payment (not to mention, an injustice to the ...