Monthly Archives: "November, 2013"

Neta Kessler hired as Project Specialist at Capstone Performance Systems

Neta Kessler hired as Project Specialist at Capstone Performance Systems

BOULDER, Colo.–November 21, 2013– Dr. Richard Schamp, CEO of Capstone Performance Systems, announced that Neta Kessler has been hired as Project Specialist. Capstone Performance Systems works with Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and similar organizations to demystify Medicare risk adjustment methodologies and to enhance performance, compliance and revenue. PACE organizations provide community-based, comprehensive care to frail seniors; they…

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Documenting and Coding for Morbid Obesity – HCC 22

Documenting and Coding for Morbid Obesity- HCC 22

By: Dr. Richard Schamp, MD

Frequently we receive questions about documenting and coding for levels of obesity. This is because Morbid Obesity triggers an HCC and thus provides payment, which is appropriate, due to the extra costs involved in the care of the condition.  We would like to provide some clarification around this issue.

Morbid Obesity HCC 22

Several ICD-9 codes currently map to HCC 22 in the CMS-HCC v21 (as well as RxHCC 21). …

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Diabetes Mellitus Coding Guidlines

Diabetes Mellitus Coding Guidelines
Sommer Huseman, RN, Risk Adjustment and Coding Specialist

Diabetes mellitus is a condition that results when the body is unable to produce enough insulin or properly use the insulin that it does produce. The disease of diabetes is present in a significant number of patients and consumes more than $100 million in health care resources in the United States. Therefore, it is important that the guidelines for coding diabetes mellitus are understood. Correct coding of diabetes is…

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