Improving Quality Medical Care by Improved Accuracy in Documentation and Coding

This activity is intended to provide the education and information necessary to understand how increasing specificity of a diagnosis impacts quality, cost efficiency, payment and portrayal of how sick a patient is.  Learners should be able to describe what a Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) is, understand documentation requirements, and identify diagnoses that increase the severity of the patients illness/RAF Score.  The program outlines how the participant can improve quality medical care by improved accuracy in documentation and coding.

Target Audience

New Pulmonary, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine Physicians, NP’s and PA’s, and any provider needing a brush up on HCC’s.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe what a HCC is
  2. Understand Documentation Requirements 
  3. Identify diagnoses that increase the severity of the patients illness/RAF Score
  4. Knowledge of Epic tools available for the HCC work
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
09/16/2019
Course expires: 
11/01/2022
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Faculty

Vicki Ruetten, Director Clinical Quality/Care Management; Advocate Aurora Health
John Brill, MD, MPH; Advocate Aurora Health
Sue Scholz, Quality Improvement Coordinator Senior; Advocate Aurora Health
Nancy Schmidt, Quality Improvement Coordinator Senior; Advocate Aurora Health
Karri Brown, Manager Quality Improvement; Advocate Aurora Health
Valerie Hall, Manager Quality Improvement; Advocate Aurora Health
Antonina Campus, Director Claims & Coding Compliance; Advocate Aurora Health
Celeste McCarty, Manager Medicare Compl/Syst Implementation; Advocate Aurora Health
Bernadette Guyton, Coordinator; Advocate Aurora Health

Disclosure 

The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed. 

Accreditation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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This course is available to Aurora Health Care providers (employed and independent) and caregivers only. If you are not already logged in, please use "Aurora Login" to access the course. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the Advocate Aurora CME Office at cme@aah.org