HCCs: Physician Practice Coding and Documentation Strategies for Success - On-Demand

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HCCs: Physician Practice Coding and Documentation Strategies for Success - On-Demand

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HCCs: Physician Practice Coding and Documentation Strategies for Success - On-Demand

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Available On-Demand

Presented on: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Presented by: 
Shea Lunt, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP 

Level of Program: 

As healthcare moves toward value-based reimbursement, risk adjustment is used to help determine physician payment. Documenting and accurately reporting diagnosis codes used for Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) is integral to proper risk adjustment and appropriate resource allocation, but the data required for HCCs can often be forgotten or overlooked. 

Shea Lunt, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP, will guide attendees through the world of HCCs as she explores the basics of risk adjustment and HCC coding, how diseases and ICD-10-CM codes factor into the equation, and how to support HCC coding with documentation.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain physician documentation requirements for HCC assignment 
  • Implement strategies for capturing all HCC conditions appropriately 
  • Identify common diagnosis codes that are included in HCCs 

Who Should Listen? 

  • Physician practice coders 
  • Physicians 
  • Practice administrators 


  • Risk adjustment and Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding concepts 
    • How risk adjustment affects payment 
    • Data used to build HCCs 
  • Mapping diseases to condition categories within the HCC model 
    • Why certain conditions are grouped together 
  • Common ICD-10-CM codes included in HCCs 
    • Reporting diseases with complications (e.g., diabetes) 
    • Reporting chronic conditions 
  • HCCs and their effects on payment 
    • The role of HCCs in certain performance categories (e.g., cost) within MIPS 
    • The importance of capturing severity 
  • Physician documentation required to support HCCs 
    • Annual documentation 
    • Face-to-face encounters

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webinar expires on: 6/28/18)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. 
(Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 6/28/18)

Meet the Speaker

Shea LuntShea Lunt, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP, is a senior consultant for Haugen Consulting Group working on the professional fee side of coding, audit, education, and compliance to serve coders and physicians. She has also served as the project lead for ICD-10-CM education initiatives and implementation of computer-assisted coding projects. 


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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