Listen to “Coffee with the Coder” on Monday

On February 12, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

The next episode of our audio blog “Coffee with the Coder” is Monday, June 6, 2017. CWTC features expert coders answering interesting (or popular) questions. Designed to take less time than a coffee break, CWTC is the conference call you don’t want to miss. And it’s FREE to listen. If you’d like to be reminded […]

CWTC [Episode 12] “D” vs “A” in Rehab Coding, DIEP, Etiologic Choice

On May 22, 2017, 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. You are invited to listen in for ten minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder In this episode Heather Bryans clarifies […]

OIG Physician Roadmap

On May 19, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

OIG Provides Physician Roadmap According to the OIG’s website, “Most physicians strive to work ethically, render high-quality medical care to their patients, and submit proper claims for payment. Society places enormous trust in physicians, and rightly so. Trust is at the core of the physician-patient relationship. When our health is at its most vulnerable, we […]

ICD-10

On May 18, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures were replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services. Click […]

CWTC [Episode 11] Gastrostomy in IRF, CVA as Comorbid, CPT 23550 or Another

On May 8, 2017, in CWTC, Uncategorized, 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. You are invited to listen in for ten minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder     In this episode […]

IRF PPS Proposed Rule FY2018

On April 27, 2017, in Announcements, Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

This proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 as required by the statute.  As required by section 1886(j)(5) of the Act, this rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system’s (IRF PPS) case-mix groups and a description of […]

CWTC [Episode 10] CVA and Hemiplegia, 7th Characters in IRF, and Matching Codes for Outpatient Encounters

On April 24, 2017, in CWTC, Uncategorized, 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. You are invited to listen in for ten minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder In this episode Paula Digby […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2018

On April 17, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in health care; and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery […]

Webinar “CPT Coding E&Ms: Urology Focus” Tuesday, April 18th

On April 10, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

There’s only five codes, but the nuances are many. “Getting it right” involves more than just intuition. Paula Digby provides an in-depth explanation of the History, Exam, and Medical Decision Making components of E&M code selection and provides guidance on this important topic. In this 1 hour session, you will learn and be able to […]

CWTC [Episode 9] Moderate Sedation add-on, KAFO

On April 10, 2017, in CWTC, Uncategorized, 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. You are invited to listen in for ten minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder In this episode Paula Digby […]