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In this paper, Health Fidelity outlines the concept of a 360-Degree View of Risk Adjustment and articulates why it’s vital to succeed in today’s value-driven care environment. Additionally, organization’s can also learn the evaluation framework required to assess your readiness to adopt the 360-Degree View.

In order to make downstream risk adjustment modernization efforts as effective as possible, organizations need to ensure they have the appropriate structure, goals, and incentives in place. In this next chapter, Health Fidelity examines the operational infrastructure and leadership activities required to set a foundation for performance improvements.

In the third installment, Health Fidelity assesses accessibility to data – clinical, claims, and beyond – along with performance transparency; both are critical components required to achieve a culture of continuous improvement across the organization.

With operational precursors complete, this paper turns to core risk adjustment activities, beginning with prospective review. Coordinated efforts in provider engagement, member outreach, and data-driven prioritization will be key to optimizing prospective review results.

Providers are key partners for many payer-led initiatives, including but not limited to risk adjustment. In order to enhance both quality of care and financial outcomes, organizations should make sure the appropriate alignment, incentives, education, and tools are in place to increase providers’ engagement with these initiatives.

Organizations should enable access to the fullest breadth of up-to-date clinical data from medical records. Many areas within the organization will benefit from increased access to data – not just risk adjustment. The key is to invest in scalable solutions that enable multiple departments to leverage a common set of records and reduce redundant chart retrievals that are extremely costly.

In this paper, Health Fidelity reviews technology-enabled workflows that allow risk conditions to be captured more accurately and efficiently. When many of the tedious manual processes are augmented with technology, coders can better utilize their skills to focus on accurate coding of diagnoses.

In the final installment, Health Fidelity presents modern approaches to compliance that ensure maximal adherence to regulations and protect against possible penalties. Small enhancements with risk adjustment processes can help to ensure proper validation of codes and better audit preparedness.

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Go inside the Health Fidelity NLP engine in this animated short that reveals the science and art of this innovative technology. Learn how risk adjustment activities in particular can benefit from this data enhancing approach.

Join Anand Shroff, Health Fidelity Founder, as he relays the experience of three clients who successfully adopted the 360° view methodology to overcome financial, compliance, and capacity challenges.

Discover why an integrated, comprehensive risk adjustment framework is required to address the ongoing financial, patient care, and competitive challenges facing risk-bearing entities in the era of value-based care and learn how you can adopt this methodology for your organization.

With the mandate to “do more with less,” Providence Health Plan turned to Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to address their risk adjustment challenges. In October, Providence Director of Coding Compliance – Rebecca Welling – shared how her decision to equip her coding team with access to all available information via NLP allowed for better efficiency, increased risk capture, and reduced audit risk.

In June, UPMC Health Plan COO & SVP Mary Beth Jenkins & Dr. Adele Towers of UPMC Enterprises explained the risk adjustment challenges their plan was facing in their MA and Exchange populations. Together, they discuss how applying new technology improved performance.

Learn how advanced technologies such as natural language processing and machine learning have been proven to automate the analysis of clinical data in an accurate manner. Anand Shroff provides examples of organizations who have successfully take advantage of these technologies.

Case Studies

In 2014, UPMC Health Plan, as part of a leadership-sponsored strategic initiative, implemented HCC Scout to help increase accurate RAF capture in compliance with CMS Risk Adjustment guidelines while improving overall coding efficiency. The health plan, which was already running sophisticated risk adjustment operations, saw a remarkable return on investment with a study conducted on PY2012 members.

Reports

In April 2016, KLAS Research interviewed academic facilities, large IDNs, and known NLP users to provide an overview of the NLP market, provider strategies, and NLP use cases currently in practice. Request a copy of the report excerpt to learn how current users rated our solution, HF REVEAL.

Solution Briefs

Check out Health Fidelity’s newest innovation – a comprehensive, end-to-end solution suite to acquire, analyze, and submit risk adjustment data

Learn about Health Fidelity’s proven methodology to discover and quantify your risk adjustment potential with a customized Blueprint for your organization.

Discover our flexible suite of technology and services that can be tailored to maximize retrieval of medical records and other patient data.

Data Sheets

Health Fidelity’s automated retrospective risk adjustment solution, which provides technology and workflow enhancements for coding organizations to optimize risk capture.

Health Fidelity’s prospective risk adjustment solution, which provides advanced analytics to identify suspected conditions in order to optimize risk capture.