Getting To Know You Series: Part Three

On February 14, 2018, in Biographies, New Blog, by Rucha Purohit

Hello everyone! We’re back with our introduction series and this time we’ll be hearing from our very own Pam Proctor! She is the guru behind the AQ-IQ website, webinar, and product management, as well as conducting our internal team meetings and messages to keep us on track.  She’s our client services pro and we really […]

Getting To Know You Series- Part Two

On January 31, 2018, in Biographies, New Blog, by Rucha Purohit

Hey y’all! We’re back with another blog update, this time with a little more background information from another one of our wonderful presenters, Heather Bryans! Heather has officially been working with Paula and the team for 6 years as of this January.   Here is Heather in her own words about what drove her to […]

Getting To Know You Series-Part One: Paula Digby

On January 3, 2018, in CWTC, Documents, New Blog, 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 […]

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 

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 […]