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HCC Medical Coding and Coding Services by Outsourcing Companies

By Sasha Ann

HCC medical coding can be challenging while keeping with the documentation guidelines put forward by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS devised Hierarchical Condition Categories or HCC model that is used identify individuals by their health history, demographics, Medicare status eligibility and other factors.

If you are running a healthcare practice, to get proper reimbursement from Medicare you have to ensure accurate and error-free HCC coding that will help avoid claim rejections. Since you’re a busy professional engaged in patient-care, carrying out medical coding in-house may not be a viable option. Maintaining in-house teams will consume more money and time, and even affect the overall revenue growth of your practice.

Outsourcing Is the Best Solution

The ideal way to deal with these issues is to outsource your HCC coding tasks to a third party service provider and thereby gain attractive benefits such as:

  • Fast and customized turnaround time
  • 30 to 40% cost savings and competitive pricing
  • Accurate ICD-9-CM and HCC coding
  • Security for all medical records and data
  • Fast record retrieval services
  • Scalable technology
  • Reliable accounts manager for each client

An established medical coding company will have a team of skilled and experienced medical coders, who are proficient in ICD-9–CM and HCC coding aspects that are related to Medicare risk adjustment coding or MRA coding process. A reliable medical coding company can provide HCC coding services that can be customized as per your specifications.

Some of the Service Features

  • Professional coders review patients’ medical records which are provided by you to determine the appropriate HCC codes on the basis of the five sources of diagnostic coding accepted by CMS — principal hospital inpatient, secondary hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, physician and clinically trained non-physician.
  • HCC coders provide accurate and comprehensive coding for previous illnesses, all active diagnoses and status conditions that you have documented properly.
  • HCC codes required by Medicare are assigned correctly to report patients’ health status.
  • The company can ensure you that all diagnoses are accurately coded for each visit and also that no questionable, probable or suspected diagnoses are reported.
  • Any missing information in your medical records will be identified by coders.

Coding Service within Your Budget

Most of the healthcare professionals look for coding services that will stay within their budget limit. To find a medical coding company that can successfully meet your needs, utilize the internet to browse the websites of various medical coding companies and look for reviews or comments in social media sites about these companies. To ease your efforts, some reputable companies now provide FREE TRIAL offer of their services.

About Author

Outsource Strategies International (OSI) is a premier medical coding company in US, provides comprehensive Medicare risk adjustment coding services. Our Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA) coders offer accurate ICD-9-CM and HCC coding solutions.

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MLA Style Citation:
Ann, Sasha "HCC Medical Coding and Coding Services by Outsourcing Companies." HCC Medical Coding and Coding Services by Outsourcing Companies. 24 Apr. 2013. 29 Jul 2014 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Ann, S (2013, April 24). HCC Medical Coding and Coding Services by Outsourcing Companies. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from

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Ann, Sasha "HCC Medical Coding and Coding Services by Outsourcing Companies"

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