Removing the Barriers to IRF Payments

FREE Webinar “How to Make the Right Call- Selecting the Correct IGC’s for the IRF-PAI”

On November 8, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Coding for the IRF-PAI can be tricky proposition. From learning and applying rehab specific coding rules to choosing an etiologic, Case Mix Groups, and everything in between, inpatient rehab coding can be tough. The coder must make a lot of difficult calls. In this session we will be discussing what is for many the toughest […]

CWTC [Episode 31] Condition resolved prior to admission, Pelvic Fx in IRF, NStemi in IRF, UB vs IRF-PAI

On February 19, 2018, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the CoderTM, 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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the CoderTM […]

Webinar “Outpatient Radiology Services: Let’s Get Technical” begins at Noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018

On February 16, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

In this session, we’re going to get technical about outpatient radiology services. Some review organizations have gotten technical too and have made this topic part of their focus. We won’t be discussing specific codes for reporting; but rather, we will be digging deeper into the technical billing requirements and issues that affect reporting of radiology […]

Getting To Know You Series: Part Three

On February 14, 2018, in Biographies, New Blog, by Rucha Purohit

Hello everyone! We’re back with our introduction series and this time we’ll be hearing from our very own Pam Proctor! She is the guru behind the AQ-IQ website, webinar, and product management, as well as conducting our internal team meetings and messages to keep us on track.  She’s our client services pro and we really […]

CWTC [Episode 30] Monitored Diagnoses, Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines

On February 5, 2018, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the CoderTM, 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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the CoderTM […]

Getting To Know You Series- Part Two

On January 31, 2018, in Biographies, New Blog, by Rucha Purohit

Hey y’all! We’re back with another blog update, this time with a little more background information from another one of our wonderful presenters, Heather Bryans! Heather has officially been working with Paula and the team for 6 years as of this January.   Here is Heather in her own words about what drove her to […]

Webinar “Relieving the Pressure: Coding for Laminectomies in PCS” February 8, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On January 24, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Coding for laminectomies in ICD-10 PCS can feel strenuous on the best days and back breaking on the worst. ICD-10 PCS requires a great amount of detail and understanding of the procedures being performed to accurately build and assign the laminectomy code. As with the coding of other complex surgical procedures, coders often struggle with […]

CPT© Updates 2018

CWTC [Episode 29] Bilateral and unilateral sinus, Anoxic brain in IRF, Medical Insurance for dental surgery

On January 22, 2018, in CWTC, Uncategorized, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the CoderTM, 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 CoderTM Today Paula Digby answers questions […]

CWTC [Episode 28] Readmission Class, Presumptive Qualification, Consulting Physicians, Modifiers -96 and -97

On January 8, 2018, in CWTC, Uncategorized, by AQ-IQ LLC

Welcome to Coffee with the CoderTM, 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 CoderTM Today Paula Digby addresses readmissions […]