Webinar “Weathering the Storm: Reporting Neoplasms in ICD-10 CM” Nov 15, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On October 27, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

When preparing for bad weather we watch the forecast and prepare. Then we wait and watch again. This process is similar to a cancer patient’s journey. Prepare as much as you can and then watch and wait. The CDC indicates that “Each year in the United States, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with […]

CWTC [Episode 50] FQHC, Complications vs Comorbidities in IRF, BMI, Profee vs Facility Reimbursement

On November 5, 2018, 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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

Webinar “How to Make the Cut: Reporting General Surgery in CPT ” Nov 29, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On October 29, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Despite the name, General Surgery is anything but general. In fact it is a surgical specialty that involves work on many different body systems. General surgeons not only perform surgeries for a wide range of common ailments, but are also responsible for patient care before, during, and after surgery. General Surgeons are trained to operate […]

CWTC [Episode 49] Multiple Etio Codes in IRF, Mobility Deficit, Dehiscence

On October 22, 2018, 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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

CWTC [Episode 48] Slow MOHs, Multiple Fx, Stroke vs Fall, EMRs

On October 8, 2018, 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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

IPPS and LTCH Final Rule FY2019

On October 8, 2018, in Documents, by pam

On August 2, 2018, CMS released the Final Rule for IPPS and LTCH for FY2019. Corrections were issued September 28, 2018. We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2019. […]

Webinar “Breathing Easy: Coding Respiratory Tests and Treatments in CPT” Oct 25, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On October 7, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

As we make our way through Fall and head into Winter we all prepare for a drop in temperatures, realizing that cold weather doesn’t just bring with it sweaters, hot chocolate and the holiday season; it also brings with it a rise in respiratory infections. Whether we call it the flu season or cold season, […]

Webinar “How to Create a Masterpiece: Painting a Picture of Sepsis in ICD-10 CM” Oct 11, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On October 3, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

When an artist sets out to create a painting they are striving to convey many things. They want to tell a story through the picture. While all artists strive to create this, only a few are able to create masterpieces: pieces that we all know and remember. That is what we should be striving for […]

Making the Right Call: IGC Selection for the IRF-PAI