This year, the Unconfirmed Diagnosis Code (UDC) webinars will feature a specific clinical topic every other month.
The webinars — presented by Highmark’s Medical Directors — will cover specific diseases in-depth, with discussion on best practices for evaluating, documenting, and coding of the condition. There will be time at the end of the presentations for questions.
On alternating months, Highmark will host an “Open Door” session where participants can ask questions about anything related to the UDC program.
The goal of the UDC Program is to ensure that quality health care is provided to Highmark Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act (ACA) members with complex chronic health conditions by accurately identifying, treating, documenting, and reporting the appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to Highmark.
The UDC engagement webinars will be held on the last Wednesday of every month from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Diabetes will be the topic of the clinical presentation on Wednesday, February 22. Below are the webinar dates for the year.
|UDC Clinical Presentations||Open Door UDC Sessions|
|February 22||March 29|
|April 26||May 31|
|June 28||July 26|
|August 30||September 27|
|October 25||November 29|
Current UDC participants — including primary care physicians (PCPs), behavioral health providers, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists — are encouraged to attend, as are clinical and quality staff.