Webinar – Coding Chemistry: Creating the Right Reactions

Due to low demand this series is not available but the Coder’s Introduction is still a valuable resource, feel free to view this session and if you would like custom training on UDS from BCA please contact us for further details.

In our Coding Chemistry: Creating the Right Reactions series, we will explore how we can combine the elements from coding to report the best quality outcomes for our clinic. We will review UDS/clinical quality measurement requirements and study the components that make a big reaction to move our quality needle! Coders are an often-underutilized part of the quality team and we will have them bubbling to the surface to shine by the end of our time together. Attendance for this series will be important for coders, billers, and any other FQHC team members that are engaged in a quality improvement program.

If you need an introduction to UDS please view our free course: A Coder’s Introduction to UDS

Agenda/Timeline/Objectives – Per session

2022 UDS changes – 5 minutes

  • Understand how measure has changed in the past year
  • Understand how measure will align with HEDIS/eCQM requirements

eCQM source data – 10 minutes

  • Understand how to access further information on this measure
  • Understand how to review clinical and regional quality results for this measure

Measurement Criteria – 10 minutes

  • Understand numerator and denominator requirements
  • Understand exclusion requirements for measure
  • Explain commonly missed elements in measurement

CPT/ICD-10-CM coding – 25 minutes

  • Understand which visits qualify to be counted under this measure
  • Understand which diagnosis codes are needed for this measure
  • Review specificity requirements related to diagnosis coding as related to VSAC tables and CMS requirements
  • Review coding guidelines as related to eCQM elements
  • Review SNOMED codes and their use for this measurement

Testing your data – 10 minutes

  • Review sample production data
  • Compare production data to measurement elements to identify areas for improvement within clinic/by provider

Learning Objectives:

Participant will:

Strategically consider coding when capturing quality measurements

Compare current coding practices to quality coding practices

Embrace the impact of specificity in diagnosis coding to UDS quality capture

Understand why coders are critical to quality measure capture in an FQHC environment