Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SCAN CME Course -Dementia - Depression, Acute Behavioral Change, and Decision Making Capacity

As you know, dementia prevalence increases with age.   This free CME course will help ensure that you're able to:

 •Provide structured assessments with focus on problems that are prevalent amongst patients with dementia

 •Determine decision making capacity

 •Play an important role in providing education, psychosocial support, and referrals for these identified problems, among others, for patients and caregivers

 The target audience for this free CME program is physicians; nurses; social workers; and other healthcare professionals.
Click here to take this free CME program today!

Friday, November 9, 2012

What's New on HCC University?

We've done a little re-arranging on HCCUniversity.com.  While all of the old ICD-9 files are still there, we've put everything prior to 2012 in an archive that you can reach from the Tools page.   This will make navigating the Tools page easier, with less scrolling.

In addition, we've put a new widget on the Tools page.  Need to find an ICD-10 code?  Need to crosswalk an ICD-10 back to the equivalent ICD-9 code?  You can do it here on the ICD-10 widget.

What new documentation or coding tools would help you?  Send us your suggestions to coding@scanhealthplan.com.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free CMEs for Physicians

For physicians looking for CMEs, check out http://www.scancme.com/!  Not only can you receive free CMEs, but you can find content geared toward care of your senior patients.

In addition to free CMEs, you can find practice tools, such as office forms, patient education, and clinical guidelines.

Check out the newly designed SCAN CME site today!

Monday, November 5, 2012

AHIMA Posts New Paper on Coding Compliance

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has posted a new paper in its Thought Leadership series that has implications for coding compliance in Risk Adjustment.

The paper, Defining the Core Designated Clinical Documentation Set for Coding Compliance, seeks to define what core pieces of documentation are required for coding of medical records in various settings. 

While it doesn't represent official coding guidance, it may be useful to medical groups, hospitals and oters seeking to develop Policies and Procedures related coding, internal Risk Adjustment Data Validations, encounter data submissions, and encounter data corrections. 

The paper may be downloaded from the AHIMA website, at: http://www.ahima.org/downloads/pdfs/advocacy/DefiningCoreClinicalDocumentation_TL.pdf