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 […]

CWTC [Episode 65] Pricing within tax ID, Mid-Level Assistant Surgeon, UB-04 when IGC is Debility

On June 3, 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 […]

Webinar “Just a Breath Away: Diagnosis Coding for Respiratory Conditions” begins June 13 at Noon Eastern

On June 2, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Still, the peak season for people with allergies and asthma continues as the weather heats up in June. With that in mind AQ-IQ is brushing up on the most common respiratory conditions in ICD-10-CM. In addition to the most common diagnoses, we’ll look at those that may […]

Webinar “Reporting Stroke in ICD-10” begins at Noon May 24, 2019

On May 21, 2019, in Announcements, 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 […]

CWTC [Episode 64] Patient Getting Chemo Elsewhere, Software Edits for Infusions and Injections

On May 20, 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 […]

CWTC [Episode 63] Allergy Testing Codes, IRF Suspected Dx, Pt witnessed Abuse

On May 6, 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 […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2020

On April 23, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

This proposed rule would update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year 2020 and advances two key CMS priorities, “Rethinking Rural Health” and “Unleashing Innovation,” by proposing historic changes to the way Medicare pays hospitals. The inpatient […]

CWTC [Episode 62] Diabetic Retinopathy Type 1 or 2, PPS vs Coders in IRF, Therapy Prior to Plan of Care, Modifiers

On April 22, 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 […]

IRF PPS Proposed Rule FY2020

On April 18, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CMS-1710-P) Overview: On April 17, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that would update Medicare payment policies for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality Reporting Program (IRF […]