CWTC [Episode 71] Dialysis Duration, Excisional Debridement and 7th Character for Comorbids in IRF

On August 26, 2019, 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 to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Webinar “Gotta Go” begins June 27 at Noon Eastern

On June 21, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Kidney disease awareness is represented by a green ribbon, perhaps because March is the month of kidney disease awareness and St. Patrick’s Day. Join us as we discuss the most common diseases of the genitourinary system. Throughout this training we will review function and anatomy of the genitourinary system, review code options and ICD-10-CM guidelines, […]

CWTC [Episode 62] Diabetic Retinopathy Type 1 or 2, PPS vs Coders in IRF, Therapy Prior to Plan of Care, Modifiers

On April 22, 2019, 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 to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

ESRD PPS FY2019

On July 11, 2018, in Documents, Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed innovative changes to the payment rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) and the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program. The DME proposals in the proposed rule released today aim to increase access to items for patients and simplify Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding […]

Proposed Rule FY2018 SNF PPS

On May 4, 2017, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

This proposed rule would update the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2018. It also proposes to revise and rebase the market basket index by updating the base year from 2010 to 2014, and by adding a new cost category for Installation, Maintenance, […]

Initiative To Improve End-Stage Renal Disease Care

On February 4, 2013, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

On January 31, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a call for applications to participate in the testing of the new Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care model.  Through this new initiative, CMS will partner with groups of health care providers and suppliers – ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) – to test […]

Changes for ESRD Facilities in 2013

On July 2, 2012, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS has issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities paid under the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013.  The proposed rule would also strengthen incentives for improved quality of care and better outcomes for patients through improvements to the ESRD […]