From the authors of the best-selling CDI Pocket Guide comes the first definitive reference guide for outpatient CDI.
The Outpatient CDI Pocket Guide: Focusing on HCCs features an easy to understand approach, boiling HCCs down to a few basic principles which, when mastered, make them a breeze.
Authors Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang explain how HCCs affect both providers and payers and clarify the chief considerations in outpatient reimbursement, documentation, and coding guidelines.
Let the new edition of the Outpatient CDI Pocket Guide show you how to master Hierarchical Condition Categories.
You will benefit from this guide if you are a CDI or coding specialist, risk adjustment auditor, nurse, or physician who seeks to:
- Focus on areas of greatest impact as you expand your CDI program to the outpatient setting
- Improve capture of HCC diagnoses that will optimize hospital and physician risk adjustments for value-based payments
- Increase risk adjustment factor scores for Medicare Advantage health plans
- Ensure your organization’s outpatient coding practices are compliant and meet clinical validation and documentation requirements.
This book is your reference guide to steer you through outpatient CDI and HCCs.