HCC Risk Scores and Your Medical Practice
Precisely identifying the diagnosis code could have a significant impact on the risk score. The data collection process starts in the physician practice with accurate and complete documentation for chronically ill patients at each encounter. Consistent use of diagnosis codes at the highest level of specificity has a positive impact on the annual resource allocation.
CMS’s Implementation of the Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) model estimates healthcare cost associated with severity of patient condition. There are 3,000 ICD-9 codes for 70 classifications designating chronic health conditions that are associated with higher treatment costs. Accurate risk stratification for resource allocation can be achieved through the practice of precise coding. Moreover, it is a significant component of our Medicare Advantage shared savings incentive plan.
Patient Centered Medical Home
The Quality Alliance has partnered with TransforMED for a pilot program that offers support and resources for QA practices interested in transitioning to this model of care. Independent practices may be eligible to participate based upon QA membership and the completion of an assessment survey. The program has been proven successful for independent physician practices interested in maintaining a healthy work/life balance in the face of health care reform. Additionally, the standardization employed by the PCMH model of care improves outcomes, increases patient satisfaction and improves efficiencies.
Buffalo Medical Group Joins Cleveland Clinic Community Physician Partnership's Quality Alliance
Friday, September 7, 2012, Cleveland: The Buffalo Medical Group has joined the Cleveland Clinic Community Physician Partnership's Quality Alliance, becoming the first physician's group outside of northeast Ohio to enroll in the program that helps independent physicians standardize care and improve quality. Click here to read the full article.
The Employee Health Plan joins the Quality Alliance
Beginning January 1, 2013 the Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan (EHP) will grant "Tier 1" status exclusively to Quality Alliance members. The decision was approved by Cleveland Clinic Leadership an Community Physician Partnership (CPP) Board of Trustees.
An Exciting offer to Quality Alliance Members from The Doctors Company!
The Doctors Company (TDC) is the largest physician owned medical malpractice insurance carrier in the United States and the largest insurer of Ohio Physicians. TDC Continues to offer a 25% discount on medical malpractice premium rates to CPP physician members. Quality Alliance members are eligible for additional savings!
CPP is Pleased to Announce our New Partnership with SS&G Healthcare Services
SS&G specializes in medical billing, collection recovery, consulting, and practice management.
Meaningful Use Certified EHRs.....What's the advantage?
Dollars may still be available to you through CMS Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs for meeting meaningful use.