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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

Payment Models:
Get the Lowdown on HCC Scores and Risk Adjustment

Correctly coding comorbidities can mean a difference of hundreds-or thousands- of reimbursement dollars for your practice. Hierarchical condition categories (HCC) are one of several risk-adjusted payment models. This model is preferred by federal programs like Medicare, and private payers are following suit. This model uses demographic data and diagnosis codes to group patients with clinically similar patients in order to [...]