Webinar “A Look Under the Microscope: Reporting Laboratory Services in CPT” Thursday, January 31, 2019

On January 16, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

When you look into a microscope if you are untrained, you see something that looks like artwork. While these are services that are routinely performed, the scope doesn’t always come clearly into focus. Questions often linger about which codes can be reported for which service, what is bundled, whether to assign a modifier and what […]

CPT Updates 2019

CWTC [Episode 55] BMI Reporting, Anemia & Pancytopenia, Symptom as Principle

On January 14, 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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

CMS Inpatient Only List CY2019

On January 11, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

This is a zip file for download. CPT® license agreement required. 2019 Final Rule OPPS Addenda – Opens in a new window (The 2019 Inpatient Only List is here as Addendum E.) It is available as an Excel file or as a Text file.

CWTC [Episode 54] Tetrology of Fallot, Insurance and Billing Concerns

On December 31, 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® […]

Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program

On December 24, 2018, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

December, 2018 Update: The national program for ACOs in Medicare has been in operation for six years, and over time CMS has learned from these experiences. Building on this experience, Pathways to Success overhauls the current program to put true accountability in Accountable Care Organizations and promote program-wide savings for Medicare’s ACOs. Pathways to Success […]

How to Make the Cut: Reporting General Surgery in CPT

CWTC [Episode 53] Differing Diagnoses from Acute to Rehab, 7th Character for Comorbids, New E&M Reduced Documentation

On December 17, 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 52] AMI in Transplanted Heart, IGC selection and Last Two Days in IRF

On December 3, 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® […]