Listen to “Coffee with the Coder” on Monday

On February 12, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

The next episode of our audio blog “Coffee with the Coder” is Monday, February 27, 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 […]

MACRA Preparation

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On February 15, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

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CWTC [Episode 5] IRF, Hospital, Coding Guidelines

On February 13, 2017, in CWTC, Uncategorized, 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. 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 In this episode Paula Digby […]

Webinar “CPT Coding for Conscious Sedation Services” set for Thursday, February 16, 2017, Noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific)

On February 7, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Starting in 2017, AMA created new codes for conscious sedation services and deleted the old ones.  In addition, CMS determined to allow payment for these services in certain situations.  Listen in as we provide information on the background and the AMA approved definition of Conscious Sedation Services. In the 1 hour session, you will learn […]

CMS Transmittals Index, 2004 – 2017

On February 7, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

What are Transmittals? Program transmittals are used to communicate new or changed policies, and/or procedures that are being incorporated into a specific Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program manual. The cover page (or transmittal page) summarizes the new changed material, specifying what is changed. Each year’s transmittal page is linked below. Click on […]

CMS Inpatient Only List CY2017

On February 6, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

This is a zip file for download. CPT® license agreement required. 2017 Final Rule OPPS Addenda – Opens in a new window (The 2017 Inpatient Only List is here as Addendum E.) It is available as an Excel file or as a Text file. For additional information on the OPPS Final Rule see this document.

CPT© Coding Update for CY17, part 2

CPT© Coding Update for CY17, part 1