5 Benefits of Year-Round HCC Charge Capture
Let’s face it, risk season is chaotic. From July to December, sometimes even into January, everyone is scrambling to find quality coders with the unique qualifications needed to effectively code for risk adjustment (RA) and hierarchical condition categories (HCC). If you are lucky enough to find coders, you still have the stress of looming deadlines you must meet. And of course, because revenue is at risk, you want to ensure that your coding quality doesn’t slip.
Imagine not having to find a new group of coders to meet short-term needs and instead, being able to maintain a steady, consistent work group that could support you year-round. Wouldn’t it be a better use of your time to invest in a core group of resources who will support your organization from both a coding as well as an auditing and quality control process perspective?
Luckily, there’s a straightforward way to minimize all the stress usually associated with HCC coding – adopt a year-round HCC coding approach. Following are five benefits of going from seasonal to year-round HCC code capture.