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Gauging Healthcare Risk: From Antiquity to HCC

Posted by88优德手版on 5/1/19 7:00 AM

In 2004, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introducedHierarchical Condition Category(HCC) coding.

Evaluating patient risk is as old as medicine itself. As early as the fifth century BCE,notes a 2011 studyfrom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Hippocratic tradition focused on the prevention of disease through diet and exercise.

But ancient wisdom works best when combined with modern technology.

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Topics:HCC,CMS,hierarchical condition category,value-based medicine

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