NHN Provider Resource Library


Nebraska Health Network offers a number of educational resources to help advance our mission of delivering patient-centered, high-value care. 

Medical Risk Adjustment and Coding Best Practices Resources


Medical Risk Adjustment Education Module

MRA helps health insurance payers – including Medicare – understand how sick your patients really are, as indicated by their risk scores. MRA is used in value-based models to ensure that cost targets are adjusted to align with the illness burden of the population. The NHN has created a quick 15-minute video to help you understand how MRA works, and what you can do to insure you are not penalized for taking care of sicker patients.


Medical Risk Adjustment Overview

This educational resource guides providers on the importance of Medical Risk Adjustment, specific to Medicare. It helps educate providers and coders on what MRA is, why it is important, how to optimize risk capture and a quick example of how it works including an overview of M-E-A-T documentation.

Coding Social Determinants of Health in Patients: Z code Pocket Guide

Z codes are an efficient way to capture Social Determinants of Health impacting patients. The use of Z codes helps:

  • Communicate patient barriers to others on the care team
  • Helps providers consider barriers when making treatment decisions
  • Helps document social risk factors to depict the overall patient health status

Anticoagulant: ICD 10 Decision Tree

Coding with specificity helps increase documented HCCs. Effectively using HCCs better represents a patient’s risk and will be reflected in their overall risk score. Follow this decision tree to determine the best coding options for your patient. Decision paths that lead to HCC codes are highlighted in blue.

Managing Obesity in Patients

According to the CDC, more than 40% of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity is a complex condition that can lead to serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. NHN's provider resource includes tips for talking with patients, accurately coding for obesity and more. 

Behavioral Health in Older Adults: Screening and Coding Guidelines

Although common in older adults, depression is not a normal part of aging. Depression is a serious mood disorder that may cause severe symptoms that impact how a person feels, thinks and handles daily activities. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, one in six seniors suffer from depression. Prevalence is highest for beneficiaries with comorbidities like cancer, arthritis, stroke, chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease.

Download our Behavioral Health in Older Adults: Screening and Coding guidelines to review what to look for, how to screen patients and how to code. 

Diabetes Documentation and Coding Best Practices

Discover best practices for documentation and coding related to diabetes.

Cardiology Documentation and Coding Best Practices

Discover best practices for documentation and coding related to cardiology.

Medical Risk Adjustment Coding Best Practice Guides

The NHN Medical Risk Adjustment Provider Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of Hierarchical Condition Category codes and is available in one-page or pocket guide formats. Additionally, the Documentation Tips & Hints flier provides helpful coding reminders. Please note that the resource guides are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all HCCs/ICD-10s.

NHN Medical Risk Adjustment
  • Medical Risk Adjustment Provider Quick Reference Guide, Pocket Version

    Pocket Guide, Download

  • Medical Risk Adjustment Provider Quick Reference Guide

    8 1/2 x 11, Download

  • MRA Documentation & Coding Best Practices Documentation Tips & Hints

    8 1/2 x 11, Download

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