Thursday, April 16, 2020

Postponement of 2019 Benefit Year HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Data Validation

To facilitate the nation’s response to COVID-19, CMS is announcing the postponement of the 2019 benefit year HHS Risk Adjustment Data Validation (HHS-RADV) process.

This action will allow individual and small group health insurance issuers and providers to focus on the health and safety threats currently faced by enrollees, participants, and other impacted individuals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMS intends to provide future guidance in the summer of 2020 on the updated timeline for 2019 benefit year HHS-RADV activities that are planned to begin in 2021.

View the entire notice here:

Let's Talk About Risk

Approved by the AAPC for 3 hours of CEUs


This course is a basic introduction to risk adjustment and HCC coding for coders, physicians
and other healthcare professionals. 

Key Objectives Include:

•Learn what an HCC is and what documentation is needed to support it.

•Discover what guidelines impact the CMS-HCC risk adjustment model. 

•Review the components of a risk score and learn how it is calculated. 

•Examine the top 20 HCCs for Medicare beneficiaries per MedPAC data. 

Register for a free account today: to enroll in the course and start learning.

A link to print your AAPC CEU certificate will be available once you have completed the course.