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Author Archives: Rose Dunn

About Rose Dunn

Rose Dunn is the Chief Operating Officer at First Class Solutions, Inc., a healthcare information management leader since 1988. Rose is the author of “The Revenue Integrity Manager’s Guidebook” available from the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity and other books on Coding Management and Auditing from HCPro. She engaged herself in ICD-10 more than 10 years before it was implemented. She is assisting Libman Education in the development of an HCC educational program. Rose holds a BS and MBA from Saint Louis University.
Which Documentation Can We Use for HCC Coding?

Which Documentation Can We Use for HCC Coding?

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Coding professionals may code conditions that are addressed by an acceptable provider and found in the History of Present Illness (HPI), Physician Examination (PE), Assessment, Impression, and/or Plan. However, “MEAT” will continue to apply to these conditions. That is, the condition must be: “Measured or Monitored,” “Evaluated,” […]

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Hierarchical Condition Categories Driving Demand for Accurate Coding

Hierarchical Condition Categories Driving Demand for Accurate Coding

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Even though the Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been around since 2004, the interest in this categorization methodology by coding professionals is relatively recent. Used by Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and risk sharing programs, HCCs serve as the basis of defining the complexity of the mix of patients […]

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