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Capturing HCCs to improve observation patient care

Kris Kegarise, RN, BSN, MHA, CCDS, RN-BC Manager, CDI Improvement – Atrium Health
Sarah Grippe, MBA, CRC, CSSGB Director, Health Information Management – Atrium Health
June 19, 2019

  • As the shift from volume to value moves into outpatient settings, how can you fully capture all hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) diagnoses for observation patients? And why is it important to do this?

    In this webinar, presenters from Atrium Health:

    • Describe specific implementation tactics for capturing HCC diagnoses in observation patients
    • Explain how Atrium Health is expanding the CDI specialist role to increase HCC capture and documentation accuracy for observation patients
    • Demonstrate how to use HCCs to capture the health status of enrollees and predict their future medical costs and potential treatment resources
    • Show the results of Atrium Health’s ongoing initiative for improving observation patient care
    • Review the reasons why the chair of Atrium Health’s Documentation Excellence Committee and lead cardiologist described this initiative as a “home run” for patients

    Our presenters also preview the evolving healthcare landscape as Baby Boomers age into the Medicare system, and review how CMS is aggressively moving toward value-based payment models.

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