Everything You Should Know About Risk Adjustment Coding & Auditing.
Risk adjustment coding is a critical component of both the healthcare and expected medical costs of Americans. And accurate documentation and coding is the most critical component of the whole risk adjustment process. All of the pressure is probably causing a little anxiety for those of you currently working in risk adjustment programs.
Risk adjustment was first implemented back in 2000 when CMS began using inpatient diagnostic data. In 2004, CMS then improved their own accuracy to allow for the addition of professional encounter data for chronically ill people. Then, more recently, the Affordable Care Act continued the evolution of risk adjustment by bringing it to individual and employer markets in 2014. In a relatively short amount of time, risk adjustment has gone from being an early adopter of healthcare data into perhaps the single most important aggregator of healthcare data. And it’s not slowing down.
But if you’re already working in a risk adjustment program, how do you know if you’re getting the most out of it? And if you are not working in a risk adjustment program, where do you even begin?
Watch this webinar on-demand, The Past, Present, and Future of Risk Adjustment, to learn how you can:
- Leverage Best Practices to Implement Risk Adjustment
- Use Risk Adjustment to Increase Your Revenue
- Know Where Risk Adjustment is Headed to Stay Ahead of the Curve