HCC Coder/Auditor Course
This highly specialized online course is brought to you through a collaboration between AHIMA and MARSI.
AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide and is a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.
MARSI is an industry leader in risk adjustment documentation, coding, & auditing.
The prerequisites for this course are anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology and a working knowledge of ICD-10-CM.
The Risk Score
Higher risk scores represent members with a greater than average burden of illness.
Lower risk scores represent a healthier population, but may also falsely indicate a healthier population due to:
1. Inadequate or incomplete chart documentation.
2. Incomplete or inaccurate diagnosis coding.
What is Risk Adjusted Reimbursement?
Risk adjustment is a process of collecting all diagnosis codes from patient charts and using these illnesses (along with their comorbidities and complications) to determine the ICD-10 codes which drive risk . . . risk for the patient & risk of increased cost to take care of the patient.