NHN Provider Resource Library
MEDICAL RISK ADJUSTMENT
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.
Proper Documentation Supports Coding Accuracy
M-E-A-T is a common acronym used by coders to identify documentation that supports coding accuracy:
- Assess or Address
Incorporating one or more of the M-E-A-T details at a face-to-face visit for each condition that requires or impacts patient care treatment or management will put you on the path to success in capturing risk. Download this one-page overview for more information.
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.