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® […]

IRF PPS Proposed Rule FY2019

On April 28, 2018, in Documents, Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes on how Medicare pays inpatient rehabilitation facilities to make it easier for providers to spend more time with their patients, and improve the use of electronic health records. The proposed rule issued today proposes updates to Medicare payment policies and rates […]

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 Documents, 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 […]

CMS Medicare Benefits Policy Manual

On April 18, 2018, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

Medicare Benefits Policy Manual Links to all Chapters and Crosswalks. The Internet-only Manuals (IOMs) are a replica of the Agency’s official record copy. They are CMS’ program issuances, day-to-day operating instructions, policies, and procedures that are based on statutes, regulations, guidelines, models, and directives. The CMS program components, providers, contractors, Medicare Advantage organizations and state […]

Relieving the Pressure Part II: Coding Laminectomies in ICD-10 PCS

CWTC [Episode 35] MRI during Rehab, Denials and 60%, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, 7th Character

On April 16, 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® […]