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, […]

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 “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 […]

IRF PAI Manual Resource Tool with ICD-10-CM Documentation & Coding Cues

Get on Your Revenue Cycle and Let’s Roll

CWTC [Episode 47] Readmissions after IRF Discharge, Etiologic Selection, Cancer Treatment Time Frame, Multiple Fx

On September 24, 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® […]

Listen to “Coffee with the Coder” on Monday

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

The next episode of our audio blog “Coffee with the Coder®” is Monday, October 22nd, 2018. 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 […]

CMS Data Files for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

On September 20, 2018, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

FY 2019 IRF PPS Final Rule Data Files (83 FR 38514) IRF Rate Setting Final Rule (83 FR 38514)  This file contains data for each of the 1,126 inpatient rehabilitation facilities used to estimate the policy updates in the inpatient rehabilitation prospective payment system regulation. The methodology used to update the payment data is described in […]