Concurrent EDPS and RAPS support from Lumanent
Health Fidelity is pleased to share that the Lumanent platform is fully prepared to offer concurrent EDPS and RAPS support, congruent with the CMS-HCC risk adjustment model transition.
HCC Recapture is Critical, HCC Recapture is Never Enough
Recently, we discussed the imperative of HCC recapture, especially in a year with encounter volumes heavily disrupted by COVID-19. However, HCC recapture is only a small part of the larger goal: discerning a complete and accurate risk profile of a covered population. With an accurate risk score, reimbursement can match the total cost of necessary […]
CMS Policy Update on Encounter Data and Positive Risk Score Impact
On September 14th, CMS released part I of an advanced notice on risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage. The advanced notice itself has caused a stir despite being an update on the already in-progress transition toward the exclusive use of EDPS (encounter data processing system) for risk adjustment data submission, and the phasing out of RAPS […]
Completeness and Accuracy in Risk Adjustment
In mid-December, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced that an investigation into Medicare Advantage organizations (MAO) had found $6.7 billion in potentially unsupported risk adjustment payments, generated from chart review programs that overwhelmingly yielded additional diagnoses. The study further found that 99% of chart reviews resulted in added diagnoses—not […]