CMS Inpatient Only List CY2018

On November 13, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

This is a zip file for download. CPT® license agreement required. 2018 Final Rule OPPS Addenda – Opens in a new window (The 2018 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.

OPPS Final Rule 2018

On November 13, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

About this FR: Patients over Paperwork Initiative CMS recently launched the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative, a cross-cutting, collaborative process that evaluates and streamlines regulations with a goal to reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, and improve the beneficiary experience. Through the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative, CMS, along with its partners and stakeholders, is committed to removing regulatory […]

Physician Fee Schedule 2018

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

On November 2, 2017, CMS issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2018. The calendar year (CY) 2018 PFS final rule is one of several final rules that reflect a broader Administration-wide […]

Incident To Guidelines

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

A Medicare Learning Matters article dated August 23, 2016 clarifies “Incident To” services. See also this eCourse 

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 […]

OIG Work Plan 2017

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2017 summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations during the current fiscal year and beyond. Work planning is an ongoing and evolving process, […]

Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule FY2018

On July 20, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

The proposed rule is one of several for 2018 that reflect a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promote transparency, flexibility and innovation in the delivery of care. The OPPS and ASC payment system are updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and […]