Webinar “Outpatient Radiology Services: Let’s Get Technical” begins at Noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018

On February 16, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

In this session, we’re going to get technical about outpatient radiology services. Some review organizations have gotten technical too and have made this topic part of their focus. We won’t be discussing specific codes for reporting; but rather, we will be digging deeper into the technical billing requirements and issues that affect reporting of radiology […]

Webinar “Relieving the Pressure: Coding for Laminectomies in PCS” February 8, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On January 24, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Coding for laminectomies in ICD-10 PCS can feel strenuous on the best days and back breaking on the worst. ICD-10 PCS requires a great amount of detail and understanding of the procedures being performed to accurately build and assign the laminectomy code. As with the coding of other complex surgical procedures, coders often struggle with […]

Webinar “Relieving the Pressure: Coding for Laminectomies in CPT” January 11, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On January 2, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Coding for spinal procedures can feel as difficult to us as performing the surgery itself. Between deciphering the operative note to determining if the procedure should be reported as a stand-alone code or as a piece of another procedure.  Understanding bundling edits and rules for reporting instrumentation sometimes causes additional challenges. In this session we […]

Webinar “Critical Illness Myopathy-Creating Effective Documentation for Supporting this Diagnosis ” January 25, 2018

On January 1, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Critical illness myopathy is a relatively recent diagnosis that has become a hot button topic for denied claims in the acute hospital and in the IRF setting. This session will discuss the clinical presentation and clues to look for to determine whether CIM is an accurate diagnosis or additional information or query is necessary to […]

Webinar “Coding For Mammograms with CPT” Tuesday, December 19, 2017 beginning at Noon Eastern

On December 11, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

With over 30 million performed each year mammograms are one of the most commonly coded procedures we see in healthcare. Although there are only a few mammography codes, understanding how to choose the appropriate code can be frustrating. In this session we will clear away that confusion to make coding for mammography services stress free. […]

Webinar “CPT© Update 2018” Replay begins at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific) Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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

It’s the time of the year when happiness abounds. More lights, more food, more gatherings than we remember having before. And, the CPT© updates have been released. In this webinar, Paula Digby will bring to our attention pertinent changes to this code set. For other questions email us: sales@aq-iq.com or call 877-976-6677 Be sure to note […]

FREE Webinar “Removing the Barriers to IRF payments through Clinical Documentation Improvement” Thursday, November 30, 2017

On November 17, 2017, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

In our IRF world barriers to appropriate payment appear to be on the rise.  While we provide quality care, often payments associated with that care are less than expected or taken back.  Mostly this can occur due to missing required technical elements, lack of clear documentation to support the need for care provided and/or details […]

Webinar “Reduce the Stress of Coding Acute Myocardial Infarctions in ICD-10-CM” Tuesday, November 14, 2017 beginning at Noon Eastern

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

On October 1st, 2017, we were introduced to some new ICD-10 codes for reporting Acute Myocardial Infarctions. Upon first glance they have caused some anxiety and confusion! But don’t have a heart attack just yet – while these new codes seem intimidating they are not as scary as they seem. In this session we are […]

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 […]