Introduction to HCC Coding

Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE

$295.00

Complete and accurate coding for Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) presents an opportunity for improved data quality and appropriate reimbursement. Learn how from nationally recognized HCC expert, Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE.

CEUs:     (pending) AHIMA      (pending) AAPC
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Learn what you need to know about accurate and complete HCC Coding. This online and self-paced course, Introduction to HCC Coding, is currently under development with publication expected in November. Join our waitlist to be notified when Introduction to HCC Coding becomes available.

What is HCC coding?
CMS predicts more than 50% of the Medicare population will be participating in a Medicare Advantage program by 2020. Risk Adjustment and Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding is a payment model mandated by CMS for Medicare Advantage Health Plans and increasingly used by other insurers to estimate future health care costs for patients. A thorough understanding of HCCs ensures complete and accurate HCC coding and presents an opportunity for improved data quality and appropriate reimbursement.

Introduction to HCC Coding provides comprehensive instruction on HCC Coding. Topics include:

  • What are Hierarchical Condition Categories?
  • What is Risk Adjustment?
  • How do I calculate the HCC risk adjustment factor?
  • How are documentation requirements for providers and coding guidance for the coding professional different under HCCs?
  • What is needed to help with provider readiness and guidance?

Who should enroll in Introduction to Hierarchical Condition Categories Coding? This course is appropriate for coding professionals working in or with:

  • Healthcare Systems participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Medicare Advantage Health Plans
  • Medicaid Managed Care Health Plans
  • Affordable Care Act Health Plans
  • Risk-based/Risk Sharing Health Plans
  • Multimedia and interactive online course offering independent self-study.
  • Knowledge checks and/or final assessment ensure mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available 24/7. Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Earn Libman Education Certificate of Completion and CEUs.
  • To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s).
  • Course is self-paced. For planning purposes, assume 1-3 hours required for each CEU.
  • Unlimited course access during enrollment period. For courses offering greater than one CEU, enrollment period is 16 weeks. For courses offering one or fewer CEUs, enrollment period is 4 weeks. Courses purchased as a bundle or package may have a longer enrollment period.
  • Extensions to the enrollment period are available. Contact Libman Education for pricing.
  • Financing available through PayPal Credit.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE
Rose Dunn is the Chief Operating Officer of First Class Solutions, Inc., a healthcare information management leader since 1988, offering professional consulting services in health information management operations and information governance issues, as well as coding support, coding quality reviews, privacy/security guidance, temporary (interim) management, revenue cycle oversight, and accreditation preparation. Rose jumped into the weeds of ICD-10 more than 10 years before it was implemented and has been getting back into the weeds of HCCs for the last 2 years. 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 is assisting Libman Education in the development of an HCC educational program. Ms. Dunn holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Saint Louis University.

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