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

On September 14, 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 […]

Listen to “Coffee with the Coder” on Monday

On August 9, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

The next episode of our audio blog “Coffee with the Coder” is Monday, October 23, 2017. 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 […]

CWTC [Episode 22] Salpingectomies, Comorbidities in IRF, Associating Diabetes

On October 9, 2017, 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 In today’s episode Paula Digby […]

CWTC [Episode 21] Payer Auto-rejections in Physician Office, Etiologic Selection in Inpatient Rehab

On September 25, 2017, 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 In today’s episode Paula Digby […]

Webinar “ICD-10-CM Updates for FY2018” begins at Noon Eastern (9 am Pacific) on Thursday, October 5, 2017

On September 20, 2017, in Announcements, Uncategorized, by AQ-IQ LLC

For ICD-10-CM it’s the “Season of Change.” In 2017 we saw some significant changes to ICD-10 for the first time in several years with updates to the guidelines and it seems that change is coming to us again in 2018 with an update to the ICD-10-CM code set itself. With more than 360 new codes, 140 […]

Getting To Know You Series-Part One: Paula Digby

On September 19, 2017, in Announcements, CWTC, Documents, by Rucha Purohit

Hi everyone! First, I’d like to encourage any of you out there who have not yet figured out what you want to do to just keep searching and keep showing up each day! That’s how it was for me. Believe it or not, I had no idea that healthcare consulting would be my love and […]

AQ-IQ Blog

On September 19, 2017, in Announcements, CWTC, Documents, by Rucha Purohit

We are starting a blog here at AQ-IQ, and our first posts will be part of a Getting To Know You Series.  We’ll be posting introductions to each team member gradually so that you know just who is behind the educational content on this website.    We’re excited to share and open up here, and our […]

CMS Data Files for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

On September 15, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

FY 2018 IRF PPS Final Rule Data Files (82 FR 36238) IRF Rate Setting Final Rule (82 FR 36238)  This file contains data for each of the 1,140 inpatient rehabilitation facilities used to estimate the policy updates in the final inpatient rehabilitation prospective payment system regulation. The methodology used to update the payment data is described […]

Working Your Way to Success with Outpatient Therapy (Part 2)

CWTC [Episode 20] Hospital vs Practice Code Match, Gestational DM, TBI Residuals in Rehab

On September 12, 2017, 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 Due to Hurricane Irma our […]