Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CMS Help for Providers

Did you know that CMS has email subscriptions for special topics?  You can sign up to receive email alerts for a number of specific or general topics at:  CMS Email Subscriptions.

Right now, two hot topics are the transition to the 5010 transaction for claims and encounters (required as of 1-1-2012) and ICD-10 Transition (required as of 10-1-2013).  CMS has published a number of informational articles for physicians, office staff, and vendors.  A few you might be interested in:

Talking to Customers for Vendors

What topics would you like to see more about on HCC University?  Drop us a line at coding@scanhealthplan.com, or leave us a comment!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Full Text 2011 ICD-9-CM Codes Posted On HCC University

We've posted the full text of the 2011 ICD-9-CM on HCC University.  You can find the following files on the Tools page:

  • 2011 ICD-9-CM Guidelines
  • 2011 ICD-9-CM Preface
  • 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Disease Index
  • 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Tabular Listing
  • 2011 ICD-9-CM Procedures Index
  • 2011 ICD-9-CM Procedures Tabular Listing
All files are effective 10-1-2010.  You can download these files to your desktop, for easy searching. 

We hope you find these files useful. 

What tools would you like to see on HCC University?  Let us know in our comments section, and we'll do what we can to make it happen.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New ICD-9-CM Codes for 2011 (Effective Date 10-1-2010)

We’ve posted a copy of the new, revised and deleted ICD-9-CM codes for 2011 codes on our Tools page (Tools) As soon as the full text copies of ICD-9 have been posted, we’ll post them there too.

Note that CMS has not indicated which, if any, of these codes will be included in the CMS-HCC risk adjustment model.  As soon as new information becomes available, we’ll post it here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Welcome to the new SCAN blog! We have added moderated comments to the new blog, so that you can join the conversation. Guidelines for posting are posted, and we hope that you’ll read them, and add to discussion. Because your comments need to be reviewed prior to posting, there may be a delay of up to a day before you see them.

We see this as a great opportunity for everyone to share their Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment (RA) knowledge, ask questions, and further discussions on topics of interest to all of us involved in Risk Adjustment.

If you have ideas for future postings, have found a great resource, or want to know where to find information, let us know here.

Look for our next RA topic related posting in a few days…and please, join in!

The SCAN Risk Adjustment Team