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Why Outsource Medicare Risk Adjustment Coding Services

By Sasha Ann

Accurate Medicare risk adjustment coding is necessary for medical professionals and healthcare entities for obtaining the due reimbursement. As Medicare coding should ideally be done by expert professionals, it is best for healthcare organizations and practitioners to outsource risk adjustment coding services to a reliable medical billing company.

An experienced medical billing and coding company is fully aware of the billing and coding methodology and provides accurate risk adjustment coding services. These firms are equipped with the latest technologies and skilled Medicare risk adjustment coders (MRA Coders) to comply with your requirements and provide accurate coding reports.

Focused Medicare Risk Adjustment Coding Services

Professionally trained AAPC Certified Coders handle the risk adjustment coding in a medical billing and coding firm. They are thoroughly knowledgeable in new as well as existing codes, current coding trends, new procedures and regulatory updates. Their experience in HCC coding and ICD-9-CM coding ensures accuracy and quality for the risk adjustment coding output. Services include:

  • Coding of all diagnoses to the highest degree of certainty for each visit using the correct ICD-9 codes.
  • Comprehensive and error-free coding for all active diagnoses, previous illnesses and status conditions that you have documented.
  • Ensuring that no questionable, probable or suspected diagnoses are reported.
  • Assigning the correct HCC (Hierarchical Condition Categories) codes required by CMS to report the health status of your patients.
  • Reviewing the clients’ medical records provided to them 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.
  • Identifying any missing information in your medical records.

The experience and training of dedicated MRA Coders benefit you with 99 percent accuracy for the output. With access to the latest technologies and software, these firms can provide quick record retrieval services to collect and organize medical reports.

Other Benefits Gained through Outsourcing

  • Accurate ICD-9-CM and HCC medical coding
  • Ensured security and complete compliance with HIPAA guidelines
  • Speed up reimbursements
  • Reliable accounts manager for each client
  • Customized services as per the requirements of clients
  • Cost savings in the range of 30 to 40 percent
  • Enhanced productivity and increased revenue

Partner with a reputable medical billing and coding firm to enjoy the benefits of outsourcing. Some firms offer free-trial for their coding service. Availing such offers would help you evaluate their Medicare risk adjustment coding 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 "Why Outsource Medicare Risk Adjustment Coding Services." Why Outsource Medicare Risk Adjustment Coding Services. 16 Apr. 2013. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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Ann, S (2013, April 16). Why Outsource Medicare Risk Adjustment Coding Services. Retrieved August 2, 2014, from

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Ann, Sasha "Why Outsource Medicare Risk Adjustment Coding Services"

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