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Coding Education

It is now more important than ever for clinicians and coders to thoroughly document and code to the highest specificity to ensure the current health of their patient population is completely and accurately reported.


The following tip sheets include documentation tips and common diagnoses reported by Blue Cross Blue Shield providers along with the most likely corresponding ICD-10 codes. 


'M.E.A.T' - Monitor, Evaluate, Assess, Treat

This is a common acronym used to describe four factors that assist clinicians in documenting and coding diagnoses that currently exist and/or affect care and treatment. 

Top 10 Chronic Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC)

It is now more important than ever for providers and coders alike to thoroughly document and code to ensure complete and accurate reporting of all relevant health conditions. This tip includes frequently coded chronic conditions.

Common Diabetes ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes

Neoplasm Reference
Active cancer diagnoses are often coded and reported in error. The following tip sheet addresses when and when not, to report cancer as an active diagnosis. 

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 99080 may be used to report additional diagnoses. 

Annual Wellness Visits 
Use Vatica's Well365 tool when you conduct your annual wellness visits to provide enhanced care. 

Medical Coding Training Series

Click on the links below to view videos 

Educational Series

Coding to highest specificity ICD-10

Coding to the highest

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