Beyond CCs and MCCs: Say Hello to HCCs and APR-DRGs
December 03, 2019
Chuck Buck | Timothy Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson | D. McClain Blanton, MD | Molly Hegarty, MS | Kristi Pollard | Erica Remer, MD
There was a time when the coin of the realm in the world of coding was knowledge of complications or comorbidities (CCs) and major complications or comorbidities (MCCs).
But 10 years later, the industry has changed rapidly, and to avoid going the way of the dinosaur, coders today need to embrace all patients’ refined diagnosis-related groups (APR-DRGs) and hierarchical condition categories (HCCs). A coder’s staying power lies beyond MS-DRGs, according to Kristi Pollard, who reports our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson reports on the latest coding news that has been making headlines. Johnson is a nationally recognized coding authority and senior healthcare consultant at Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC.
- Tuesday Focus: A recent meta-analysis of studies published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on the effects of nutritional support on clinical outcomes is a trending topic in healthcare’s social media universe. We will have two reports on this topic: Molly Hegarty, founder and CEO of Junum, reports on possible revenue loss when the presence of a malnutrition diagnosis is not documented appropriately, and Dr. McClain Blanton, a physician advisor with the Brundage Group, reports on the clinical aspects of the study.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, reports on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.