Thursday, September 29, 2011

Full Text of the 2012 ICD-9 Now Available!

The full text of the 2012 ICD-9 Code book, effective October 1, 2012 is now available on our website.  You can download the book, including the official guidelines here: 2012 ICD-9 .

When CMS posts the update to the CMS-HCC model, we'll post them on HCC University.

Have questions about risk adjustment or ICD-9-CM coding?  Contact us at

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CMS Updates on Full Encounter Data

Last Week, CMS posted an updated CMS Encounter Data Participant Guide. Also published was a presentation from the training sessions held by CMS in August and September.  It does not appear that the presentation was updated, although we do not know for sure. It still contains references to benchmarks for 60% submission within 60 days and 90% within 90 days.  We are still hoping that CMS will not hold us to these benchmarks.  However, Medical Groups and Hospital providers must be prepared for the possiblity that this may occur.

We will be posting these new documents on HCC University on the Full Encounter Data/ICD-10 page within the next 48 hours.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Presentation Posted on HCC University

We've just posted a new presentation on HCC University--ICD-10 and GEMs 101.  This presentation will give you an overview of the ICD-10 coding system, and the General Equivalent Mappings, a dictionary which maps the current ICD-9 system to ICD-10.   Go to Presentations to review.

We'll be posting more ICD-10 related presentations and materials over the next few months.

What else would you like to see on HCC U?  Leave us a comment, or send an email to