Shannon Wiggins is a Manager with Dacarba LLC, a subsidiary of Opportune LLP, specializing in the field of healthcare. She has over 15 years of healthcare improvement, industry and academic experience. Prior to Dacarba, Shannon was a System Process Engineer for System Quality and Patient Safety at Houston Methodist where she led strategy governed lean projects and operational efficiency improvement initiatives across eight hospitals.
The fiscal year 2020 (FY2020) Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) proposed rule notably includes approximately 1500 complications or comorbidities (CC)/major complications or comorbidities (MCC) designation changes and 324 changes to International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification codes, along with several other updates. The designation changes are an effort to respond to the notion that the CC/MCC assignment are no longer appropriate as conditions and factors have shifted.