Hierarchical Condition Categories – Part 1

Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) aren’t a new concept, but as more and more organizations shift to value-based care, there has been renewed issue in the subject. This is based on the recognition that without solid foundational knowledge of HCCs, health systems risk lower rates of reimbursement, or sometimes not getting paid at all.

 

On this program, we will explore the use of HCCs and their importance to medical practice.

 

Guest speaker:

Angela Hunt, RN, MBA, CCDS

Principal

Operations and Quality

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Principal

Clinical Operations and Quality

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:36] Background and definition for HCCs

[02:24] Using HCCs

[02:54] Physicians and clinicians who use HCCs

[04:08] Importance

[05:34] Documentation approaches

[08:47] Deriving value through the HCC designation

 

Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com

Angela Hunt’s contact email: angela.hunt@vizientinc.com

Hierarchical Condition Categories Coding (AAFP) Click here

HCC Fact Sheet (Vizient) Click here

 

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