CWTC [Episode 75] Exacerbated MS, 7th Character Concern, Resolved Etiologic Diagnosis

On October 21, 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 […]

IRF-PAI Manual

On October 14, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

FY 2020 Information IRF-PAI (version 4.0 FINAL) – Effective October 1, 2020 (FY 2021), as proposed in the FY 2020 IRF PPS final rule. Change Table listing differences from the previous version IRF-PAI Manual Version 3.0 – This manual contains information regarding data collection on the IRF-PAI version 3.0, effective October 1, 2019. Please note that the IRF-PAI Manual […]

CWTC [Episode 74] West Nile Virus or Sequelae, Assistant Surgeon for Carotid Cutdown

On October 8, 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 […]

CWTC [Episode 73] Peritoneal Adhesions, RSV Billing, IGC Selection, ER CPT Codes

On October 2, 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 […]

CMS Data Files for IRFs (2018 and prior)

On October 2, 2019, in Archives, 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 […]

IRF PAI Manual Resource Tool with ICD-10-CM Documentation & Coding Cues

ICD-10

On October 1, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures were replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services. Click […]

Webinar “ICD-10 Version 4.0- FY 2020 ICD-10 CM Update Required” begins Monday, September 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern

On September 25, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Every so often a computer will need to update itself; for many of us this is a bit of a hassle. We may be at the start of our workday, ready to begin the latest project when that update screen pops up; or maybe it’s the end of the day and we are ready to […]

AMA Releases 2020 CPT® code set

On September 11, 2019, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced on September 4, the release of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set containing identifiers and descriptors assigned to each medical, surgical, and diagnostic services available to patients. Trusted since 1966 as the health system’s common language, the CPT code set enables accurate reporting, measurement, analysis, and benchmarking of […]