Coding Education/HCC University


HCC coding courses are available to assist with risk adjustment documentation and coding according to CMS standards and ICD-10 coding requirements. The information provided is intended to assist with support for the documentation accuracy of the diagnoses codes reported to Highmark and not intended to influence clinical or coding judgment. 

For additional information on HCC coding courses and how to register, please access the Provider Resource Center through our provider portal(s). Once you've reached the provider portal-enabled Provider Resource Center, find Coding Education/HCC University under EDUCATION/MANUALS.

Coding Education/HCC University on the provider portal-enabled Provider Resource Center also contains documentation and coding reference cards, training presentations and helpful links for providers.


Chronic conditions present challenges, not only from a diagnosis and treatment perspective, but also from a documentation standpoint. Accurate disease burden capture of your patients’ complete health status can increase the quality of care that they receive. To help you and your team fully and precisely document patients’ chronic conditions, Highmark has released a series of brief, informative videos.

Featuring Dr. Frank Colangelo, an internist and primary care physician, the videos provide a list of “dos and don’ts” for achieving accurate disease burden capture.

Videos are available on the following topics:             

  • Chronic Conditions – Commonly Missed Diagnoses
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)     
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)   
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)  
  • Dementia  
  • Diabetes 
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) 
  • Senile Purpura   
  • Vascular Disease 

CLICK HERE to view the videos.

Last updated on 10/26/2023 1:11:01 PM


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