Webinar “Just a Breath Away: Diagnosis Coding for Respiratory Conditions” begins June 13 at Noon Eastern

On June 2, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Still, the peak season for people with allergies and asthma continues as the weather heats up in June. With that in mind AQ-IQ is brushing up on the most common respiratory conditions in ICD-10-CM. In addition to the most common diagnoses, we’ll look at those that may […]

Webinar “Reporting Stroke in ICD-10” begins at Noon May 24, 2019

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

According to the CDC “Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.” They are the 5th leading cause of death in the US. In order to keep up with these statistics, receive appropriate reimbursement and report the most detailed severity of illness for our patients who have had a stroke, it is […]

CWTC [Episode 57] Rhabdo v Meningitis, Chronic Dx in E&M, Brain Neoplasm v Hemorrhage, Last 2 Days in IRF

On February 11, 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 […]

A Look Under the Microscope: Reporting Laboratory Services in CPT

Webinar “Digesting the ICD-10 CM codes for the Lower GI” begins Thursday, February 28, 2019

On February 4, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

The lower gastrointestinal tract is approximately 25 feet long and consists of the small and large intestines. Within those 25 feet there is plenty of room for a multitude of conditions to exist. From acute and chronic conditions to structural disorders and inflammatory diseases. Sometimes digesting all the code options causes challenges. In this session […]

Webinar “Solve the Coding Puzzle: Coding Interventional Radiology/Cardiology in CPT” February 15, 2019

On February 1, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Have you ever put together a puzzle? Usually you will look at the picture and then as you are closer to actually laying pieces down you look at the picture again to evaluate the pieces against the picture. You may do this over and over as you are putting together the puzzle. Putting the pieces […]

CPT Updates 2019

Webinar “A Look Under the Microscope: Reporting Laboratory Services in CPT” Thursday, January 31, 2019

On January 16, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

When you look into a microscope if you are untrained, you see something that looks like artwork. While these are services that are routinely performed, the scope doesn’t always come clearly into focus. Questions often linger about which codes can be reported for which service, what is bundled, whether to assign a modifier and what […]

Webinar “Weathering the Storm: Reporting Neoplasms in ICD-10 CM” Nov 15, 2018 beginning at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On October 27, 2018, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

When preparing for bad weather we watch the forecast and prepare. Then we wait and watch again. This process is similar to a cancer patient’s journey. Prepare as much as you can and then watch and wait. The CDC indicates that “Each year in the United States, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with […]