CWTC [Episode 68] 7th Character and POA in IRF, Trach Status

On July 15, 2019, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

CMS Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol

On July 12, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

Section 6409 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Section 6409(a) of the ACA required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, to establish a Medicare self-referral disclosure […]

Webinar “Remaining HIPAA Compliant in the Digital Age” begins Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Noon Eastern

On July 11, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Living in the age of digital age comes with a lot of conveniences. Most anything you could want to see or know is yours to explore at literally the click of a finger. Access to the internet has opened the world to us in a way our forefathers never could have imagined. While this has […]

Ambulance Services Guidance

On July 9, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

  CMS provides guidance for Ambulance Service Providers on this page. Zip code files are updated regularly. Some of the most requested portions of the guidance include: The BBA of 2018 includes three major Medicare ambulance services provisions pertaining to: Extensions of certain ground ambulance add-on payments, Development of a data collection system for ground ambulance providers […]

CWTC [Episode 67] PCS Insertion Code, Mid-Level Sees New Patients, PDx for Stroke in IRF

On July 1, 2019, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Just Breathe: Diagnosis Coding for Respiratory Conditions

Webinar “Gotta Go” begins June 27 at Noon Eastern

On June 21, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Kidney disease awareness is represented by a green ribbon, perhaps because March is the month of kidney disease awareness and St. Patrick’s Day. Join us as we discuss the most common diseases of the genitourinary system. Throughout this training we will review function and anatomy of the genitourinary system, review code options and ICD-10-CM guidelines, […]

CWTC [Episode 66] Can NP bill New Patient as Incident To, IGC Selection

On June 17, 2019, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Reporting Stroke in ICD-10-CM — HB436-A, HB436-M, HB436-D, LB100-A, LB100-M, LB100-D

On June 10, 2019, in Complete eLearning eLibrary, by AQ-IQ LLC

According to the CDC “Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.” They are the 5th leading cause of death in the US. In order to keep up with these statistics, receive appropriate reimbursement and report the most detailed severity of illness for our patients who have had a stroke, it is […]