CWTC [Episode 72] Laminectomy Instrumentation, Rehab Admitting Diagnosis, PA Under Multiple Providers

On September 9, 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 to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

CWTC [Episode 71] Dialysis Duration, Excisional Debridement and 7th Character for Comorbids in IRF

On August 26, 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 to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Remaining HIPAA Compliant in the Digital Age

Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program CY2020 Proposed Rule

On August 15, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

As part of CMS’s annual changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, the agency’s proposals are aimed at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend with patients, removing unnecessary measures and making it easier for them to be on the path towards value-based care.  Last year, the Trump Administration finalized […]

CWTC [Episode 70] SDH – Traumatic or Not, OB Care By Different Providers

On August 12, 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 to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

ESRD and DMEPOS CY 2020 Proposed Rule

On July 30, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

On July 29, CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020. This rule also: Proposes updates to the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2020

On July 30, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS is proposing price transparency requirements that will increase competition among all hospitals by requiring them to make pricing information publicly available. As a result, patients would be able to shop for health care that meets their needs and budgets. The proposals for calendar year (CY) 2020 includes historic changes that would require hospitals to […]

CWTC [Episode 69] Reporting Coding Concerns, Possible, Probable in IRF, Pass-Through Billing

On July 29, 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 to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

HIPAA OCR Guidance

On July 25, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

New OCR Guidance for Health Care Providers and Consumers on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Communications with a Patient’s Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient’s Care The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has provided two websites containing HIPAA Privacy Rule guidance documents – one for health […]