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 […]

HEAT rises on health care fraud

Health care lawyer Matthew Curley is in a room on top of the Nashville skyline, his hand resting on a glossy book chronicling dozens of stories of health care fraud. He and Anna Grizzle, both soft-spoken and cerulean blue-eyed, work on Bass Berry & Sims’ health care fraud task force. They were part of the […]

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 […]

Wonkbook: Obamacare still short of its enrollment targets

Wonkbook’s Number of the Day: 942,000 and 4.2 million. That’s the number of people who picked a health care plan through the Obamacare exchanges in February and in all months, respectively. Wonkbook’s Chart of the Day: Obamacare enrollment is still at 75 percent of the projected level. Wonkbook’s Top 5 Stories: (1) New Obamacare enrollment data; (2) first NSA, now CIA; […]

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 […]

If The Documentation Doesn’t Fit, The OIG Will NOT Acquit – Key Points for ICD 10 Success

I-Ten Tuesdays with TMI:  Free ICD 10 Resources for 2014 By Holly Cassano, CPC, Director of Coding Compliance and Education for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) ICD-10 Countdown – October 1, 2014 –  242 DAYS Remain So in case you have been living in a bubble, everyone in the Healthcare community, is well aware of the […]