Why Plans Should Focus on Accurate Documentation Capture for Health Risk Assessments (HRA’s), for 2014 Pt. 2

Presents: HCC Coding Corner 2014  Part 2    TARGET:CANCER HCC DOCUMENTATION aCTIVE vs hISTORY   ACTIVE CANCER– •     AN ACTIVE CANCER DX CODE DOES NOT STARTWITHA “V” – •      ACTIVE CANCER IS STILLPRESENT AND/OR UNDER ADJUVANTTHERAPY   TYPES OF ADJUVANT THERAPY:  •      SURGERY, •      IMMUNOTHERAPY •      CHEMOTHERAPY         […]

Why Plans Should Focus on Accurate Documentation Capture for Health Risk Assessments (HRA’s), for 2014

The HAUTE HCC Blog with TMI:  Free HCC Resources and TIPS For 2014 – dedicated to HCC Coding and Risk Adjustment for Medicare Advantage Plans By Holly Cassano, CPC, AAPC ICD 10CM Certified, Director of Coding Education and Compliance for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) Part 1 In November 2013 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

The Winter of Discontent and How About That April Fools? May 27, 2014

TMI’s ITen Tuesdays – Keep Calm and Code On! By Holly Cassano, CPC, AAPC ICD 10CM Certified, Director of Coding Education and Compliance for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) The Winter of Discontent and How About That April Fools? May 27, 2014 Well, if you don’t know by now or have been living under a rock […]

Part 3 – Follow the Yellow and Red Brick Road – Conduct both Prospective and Retrospective Reviews for Risk Adjustment Success

The HAUTE HCC Blog with TMI:  Free HCC Resources and TIPS For 2014 – dedicated to HCC Coding and Risk Adjustment for Medicare Advantage Plans By Holly Cassano, CPC, AAPC ICD 10CM Certified ,Director of Coding Education and Compliance for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) CLIFF Notes for HCC Coding – A Three Part Series on […]

So CMS Thinks Mr. Jones’ Leg Grew Back, How Do I Tell CMS, it’s Still MIA?

The HAUTE HCC Blog with TMI:  Free HCC Resources and TIPS For 2014 – dedicated to HCC Coding and Risk Adjustment for Medicare Advantage Plans By Holly Cassano, CPC, AAPC ICD 10CM Certified CLIFF Notes for HCC Coding – A Three Part Series on Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) In this installment of “CLIFF Notes for […]

Webinars, Whitepapers, Tools, and Tips

I-Ten Tuesdays with TMI:  Free Resources – Webinars, Whitepapers, Tools, and Tips By Holly Cassano, CPC, CEO – Director of Coding Compliance and Education for Tactical Management, Inc. ICD-10 Countdown – October 1, 2014 – 224 DAYS until Implementation The AMA’s CEO Drafts Another Letter To Kathleen Sebellius, Still Calling For A Delay In ICD […]

CLIFF NOTES FOR HCC CODING 2014 PT 1 OF A 3 PT SERIES

The HAUTE HCC Blog with TMI:  Free HCC Resources and TIPS For 2014 – dedicated to HCC Coding and Risk Adjustment for Medicare Advantage Plans By Holly Cassano, CPC, AAPC ICD 10CM Certified ,Director of Coding Education and Compliance for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) CLIFF Notes for HCC Coding – A Three Part Series on […]

The 2014 Provider’s Guide To Winning With Medicare Advantage

The 2014 Provider’s Guide To Winning With Medicare Advantage By Holly J. Cassano, CPC, CEO October 10, 2013 Well October 1st, 2013 marked the one year date for ICD 10 implementation and with that brings the subject of HCC coding for Medicare Advantage Plans in 2014. What is at the root of winning with Medicare […]

The Haute HCC Blog: The 2014 Provider’s Guide To Winning With Medicare Advantage

The Haute HCC Blog: The 2014 Provider’s Guide To Winning With Medicare Advantage   By Holly J. Cassano, CPC, CEO                                  October 10, 2013  Well October 1st, 2013 marked the one year date for ICD 10 implementation and with that brings the subject of HCC coding for Medicare Advantage Plans in 2014.   What is at the […]

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Poorly Understood And Costly For Medicare Beneficiaries

Some seniors think Medicare made a mistake.  Others are just stunned when they find out that being in a hospital for days doesn’t always mean they were actually admitted. Instead, they received observation care, considered by Medicare to be an outpatient service. Yet, a recent government investigation found that observation patients often have the same health problems […]