Hi Tammy, From what I understand, HCC coding is about being as specific as possible when choosing ICD-9 codes (as we should be anyway but sometimes charges aren't reviewed before going out) because the HCC ranking assigned to the codes is a severity ranking. That also means the providers have to be as specific as they can about the diagnoses they see the patient for. CMS has information on their website (CMS Home>Medicare>Medicare Advantage -Rates & Statistics>Risk Adjustment) and there are some videos and other information on www.hccblog.com.
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