HCC Coding Services

HCC Coding
  • Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model originally designed to estimate future health care costs for patients. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) HCC model was initiated in 2004 but is becoming increasingly prevalent as the environment shifts to value-based payment models.
  • Hierarchical condition category relies on ICD-10 coding to assign risk scores to patients. Each HCC is mapped to an ICD-10 code. Along with demographic factors (such as age and gender), insurance companies use HCC coding to assign patients a risk adjustment factor (RAF) score. Using algorithms, insurances can use a patient’s RAF score to predict costs. For example, a patient with few serious health conditions could be expected to have average medical costs for a given time. However, a patient with multiple chronic conditions would be expected to have higher health care utilization and costs.
  • Hierarchical condition category coding helps communicate patient complexity and paint a picture of the whole patient. In addition to helping predict health care resource utilization, RAF scores are used to risk adjust quality and cost metrics. By accounting for the difference in patient complexity, quality and cost performance can be more appropriately measured.

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  • Experienced AAPC certified coders (CPC, CRC, COC, and CIC)
  • Constantly learning and updated team of coders
  • Proxy Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits
  • Skilled QA team
  • Multilevel quality assurance
  • Comprehensive record retrieval
  • Stringent security policies
  • Customized turnaround time
  • No long-term yearly contracts
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