Removing the Barriers to IRF Payments

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

On November 8, 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 […]

CWTC [Episode 38] IGC Selection, MCRP in PCS, Infusion vs Hydration

On May 21, 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 37] Obesity Counseling, Revascularization Reporting, Weakness in IRF, BMI for non-standard bodies

On May 15, 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 “Radiology Part III: Coding Radiation Oncology in CPT” May 24, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On May 10, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves treating cancer with radiation. Doctors who specialize in treating cancer with radiation use radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of cancers. But coding for radiation oncology involves more than just coding radiation therapy. Radiation oncology is made of a variety services that are all used in […]

Getting To Know You Series: Part Five

On May 9, 2018, in Biographies, New Blog, Uncategorized, by Rucha Purohit

In this part of our getting to know the AQ-IQ team, we say hello to our marketing guru, Kristine Speight! Here she is in her own words Hey everyone! Looking back, I can see now how everything has fallen into place.  As early as high school, I can remember organizing events and handling marketing for […]

CWTC [Episode 36] Debility in IRF, Z51.89, Split Shared Visits with Georgia Medicaid and Fracture Specificity

On April 30, 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® […]

Critical Illness Myopathy-Creating Effective Documentation for Supporting this Diagnosis

Webinar “Coding for Cardiovascular Conditions in ICD-10-CM” May 10, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On April 26, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Due to changes in the ICD-10-CM guidelines and because heart disease is such a prevalent issue for the US healthcare industry, it is important for coders to become adept at applying both the guidelines and the codes associated with heart disease in ICD-10-CM. In this session we will be discussing: ICD-10 CM codes for cardiovascular […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2019

On April 25, 2018, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

On April 24, 2018 CMS  issued a proposed rule for FY2019 expected to empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve patients’ access to their electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients. The rule proposes updates to Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient […]

Corporate Integrity Agreements

On April 21, 2018, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

Corporate Integrity Agreements From the OIG: Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs), Certification of Compliance Agreements (CCAs) and Settlement Agreements with Integrity Provisions:  Updated 04-20-2018 # | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z # Provider City State Effective 21st Century Oncology, Inc. Fort Myers FL 11-17-2017 21st Century Oncology, LLC March 2, 2016 Amendment Fort Myers FL 12-17-2015 365 […]