Episode 1:
Medical Risk
Adjustment Coding

The kick-off episode of the MRA Coding and Documentation series introduces series co-host Matthew Rosenberger, MPH, a network Population Health Associate supporting members in coding and documentation efforts. He’ll share an overview of MRA models and definitions along with insight into MRA impact on providers and patients, leveraging his experience assisting both payors and providers in risk adjustment coding programs.

Episode 2:
Best Practice Sharing with West TN Healthcare’s Dr. James King and Dr. Claude Pirtle

We’re taking the miniVHAN west! For our second episode, join West Tennessee Healthcare leaders Claude Pirtle, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, and James King, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Care, as they discuss practical applications of MRA strategies. They share how MRA methodologies influence patient care, along with some of their biggest challenges they’ve overcome.

Episode 3:

On the latest episode of the miniVHAN podcast, we’ll share telehealth coding and documentation requirements for both COVID and non-COVID patients—a timely topic since CMS and commercial payors continue to support telehealth expansion. We’ll highlight telehealth coding guides developed for network members, including adult and pediatric wellness visits, commercial and MSSP quality measures, and more.

Episode 4:
Performing, Documenting and Billing AWVs with Vanderbilt Medical Group’s Dr. Ed Odom

Join Ed Odom, MD, as he shares best practices for performing, documenting and billing for Medicare Preventive/Annual Wellness Visits (AWV). Dr. Odom is an internal medicine physician and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Vanderbilt Health, as well as a champion of change for coding and documentation improvement efforts that enhance patient care delivery. He shares the importance of a team-based approach to AWVs along with tips for engaging patients in AWV each year

Episode 5:
HCC Coding

Accurately capturing complex and commonly misdiagnosed health conditions, represented by higher-weighted hierarchal condition categories (HCCs), is one of the most challenging aspects of the coding and documentation process. Because such HCCs often represent higher predicted healthcare costs, it’s vital to improve the process of coding for these chronic healthcare issues. Our latest episode of the miniVHAN podcast takes a deeper dive into five top HCCs for conditions that are often misdiagnosed.

Episode 6:
2021 Coding Changes

Join us in the miniVHAN for the first episode of 2021, as Matthew Rosenberger, MPH, shares important coding changes for this year, how practices can prepare for these changes, and new and updated resources VHAN has developed to support coding and documentation education.

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