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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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