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Link Diabetes to Manifestation when Coding

When documenting complicated diabetes conditions, link the etiology (diabetes) with the manifestation (condition caused by the patient’s diabetes), using as many codes as needed to identify the patient’s conditions. Conditions will not be assumed to be related or causative without proper linking language.

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HCC 134 – Dialysis Status

HCC 134 – Dialysis Status

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Diabetes Statin Intolerance

Star Ratings Star Ratings is a quality measurement tool the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses to rate the quality of medical care and services provided by Medicare Advantage health plans. In the 2018 Star Ratings, Health Alliance and Health Alliance Northwest earned 4 out of 5 stars for our Illinois and Washington HMO and POS plans. We have a goal of 5 stars, and we need your help to make this a reality!

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HCC 107 and HCC 108 – Aneurysm

This month, we are focusing on aortic aneurysms.

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HCC 79 – Seizures

This month we are focusing on ICD-10 Category G40 - Seizures.

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