New York Medicare Advantage company Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. will host Partners in Quality: HCC Awards Dinner, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6pm, at the Harvard Club of New York City. The evening will commence with a reception, followed by an awards ceremony, Q&A with the honoree panel, and dinner.
Touchstone Health will honor outstanding physicians in the Medicare Advantage HMO’s network who have demonstrated significant improvements in their risk-adjustment factor (RAF) scores – through proper documentation and coding. The event is the culmination of a year’s worth of hierarchical condition category (HCC) education, awareness building, and coaching.
“We’re taking this opportunity to recognize and award those physicians who accurately documented and coded their patients’ health status in Touchstone Health’s HCC: Partners in Quality Program. Ultimately, accurate documentation will lead to improved quality of care for patients,” says Dr. Mandvi Tandon, manager of risk adjustment operations at Touchstone Health.
Hierarchical Condition Category University (HCCU) is a five-hour comprehensive seminar on proper documentation and coding that is based on the 70 different HCC categories, which are weighted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and based on severity and chronicity of illness. RAF is composed of the Risk Adjusted Diagnosis (HCC diagnosis) that the Medicare Advantage member currently has and the demographic factor CMS assigns to each Medicare Advantage member.
The awards dinner is by invite-only and is free for attendees. The Harvard Club of New York City is located at 35 West 44th St. (between 5th Ave. and the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan). For more information, contact Dr. Tandon at 914.288.1072 or mtandon (at) touchstoneh.com.
About Touchstone Health:
Touchstone Health is a New York-based Medicare Advantage HMO serving Medicare beneficiaries in New York City and in Westchester and Orange counties. Touchstone Health is a licensed managed care company offering a diverse portfolio of product options, including zero and low dollar co-pay plans with benefits including medical, pharmacy, dental and mental health. The company was founded in 1998 by a group of neighborhood physicians with a goal to bring personalized health care to New York. Contact a Touchstone Health Representative 24/7 at 1.866.994.8135, TTY: 711 or visit TouchstoneHealthNow.com.