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Dr T. K. Desai

DocIT is presented by T. K. Desai, MD, MBA and his team. Dr Desai has over 40 years of healthcare related experience. His work experience includes direct clinical care, clinical quality improvement, healthcare cost management, risk management for Medicare/Commercial/ACA/ACO/Medicaid population, provider contracting, claims review, and healthcare innovation. This has provided him with comprehensive knowledge and hands on experience of the healthcare industry.

His experience includes 17 years of work as healthcare management executive of large health plans and other large full risk medical groups. During his tenure, he worked as chief medical officer (CMO) and as regional medical director (RMD) for groups taking global risk. His clinical experience includes 25 years of practice of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, both as a clinician and as medical director.

Dr. Desai has deep understanding of the Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Model. The model addresses resource allocation for Medicare Advantage members, quality/STAR measures, and Part D.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds a management degree in healthcare administration from California Lutheran University.

Our Approach

DocIT is an innovative approach for learning documentation and ICD 10 coding. Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Model is used by Medicare for resource allocation for Medicare Advantage population.
HCC Model requires that the healthcare providers use specificity and accuracy in reporting the healthcare conditions of the patients. This model relies on the documentation and related ICD-10 diagnosis coding by physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, licensed clinical social workers, and other designated healthcare professionals.

The model is reviewed and refined by Medicare every year so that the counties within all the states receive appropriate resource allocation.

DocIT focuses on the importance of this unique model. It is essential to simplify the basic concepts and requirements so that the provider community can submit meaningful information to health plans and CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

DocIT attempts to shed some light on the important elements of this model using case history and diagnosis examples. This unique system will allow learner to grasp the fundamental concepts of the HCC Model using an easy to learn methodology.

It is expected that the clinicians and healthcare professionals will use their training and experience to make diagnoses and document relevant information to support the diagnoses. DocIT is not designed to teach detailed clinical criteria for making accurate diagnoses.

We believe that the user will find this tool useful. The providers are encouraged to continue enhancing their documentation and coding skills with the help of the group’s coding team and other coding specialty organizations.