EXTEND’s expert coding and revenue cycle team provides full- or part-time, fully outsourced, precision coding services for ambulatory care settings, including clinics, urgent care and emergency centers, physician practices, and other specialized treatment centers. Our coders and quality auditors are experienced with CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding.
By delivering high-quality coded charts which are ready to process for final bill, EXTEND supports physician practice and coding managers in meeting their goals of reducing turnaround time, coding backlogs, and days in accounts receivable (AR). EXTEND’s Outpatient CDI services can enhance the quality of your clinical documentation. Combined with our coding services, these solutions support accurate and complete code assignment to help your organization avoid coding compliance issues and receive accurate and appropriate reimbursement.
Understand and Improve Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding
Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model used by CMS to determine a Medicare Advantage patient’s health risks. Patients are assigned risk adjustment factor (RAF) score based on serious or chronic health conditions identified by HCCs. Using the appropriate, specific HCC codes, and validating the documentation of appropriate codes annually, can dramatically improve the accuracy of a patient’s RAF score – resulting in more accurate reimbursement.
EXTEND’s HCC coding services support these efforts by:
- Reviewing and assessing existing documentation and coding for HCC performance.
- Performing ongoing HCC coding for new charts, and
- Educating coding managers and clinicians on documentation best practices to support improved coding and accurate claims submissions.
Accurate Coding. Enhanced Revenue Cycle
Responsive service for a variety of healthcare specialties.
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Evaluation and Management
- General Physician
- Infectious Medicine
- Infusion Centers
- Long-Term Care
- Pain Management
- Primary Care Physicians
- General Radiology