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CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories through a different lens

CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories through a different lens Wahiyda Harding MSA, RHIA, CCS Education and Training Mentor  MedPartners | MPU Division Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) were first implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2004 as a payment model that adjusts for risk of mortality (ROI) and severity of illness (SOI).

First Steps in Starting an Outpatient Clinical Documentation (CDI) Program

Blog by David Reece, BSN, RN, CCDS, Consulting Director, Outpatient CDI Solutions, MedPartners University Starting an Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program can be an overwhelming task and you may find yourself asking, where do I start? Defining outpatient CDI in of itself is a topic many people have been talking about for awhile now.