COVID-19 New ICD-10-CM Code

On March 26, 2020, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

UPDATE: March 26, 2020 CMS has launched www.coronavirus.gov for information on COVID-19 Additional guidance may be found on the Current Emergencies page UPDATE: March 18, 2020 The CDC has announced that the effective date for this new code is April 1, 2020. Read the announcement here Responding to the public health emergency of the 2019 […]

CWTC [Episode 86] Laterjet, Rehab Etiologic Specificity, Swing Bed Procedure Billing

On March 23, 2020, 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 “Coding EGD’s in CPT: How to Perform a Thorough Investigation” begins Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 12:00 PM Eastern (9am Pacific)

On March 13, 2020, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Coding for EGDs can at times be a bit of a mystery. Trying to understand what is actually being performed can become a bit like an investigation. We have to put together the all breadcrumbs and clues the physician provides us with throughout the operative report to find the right code. We must be able […]

Webinar “A Coding Conundrum: How to Report Injections and Infusions in CPT ” begins Thursday, March 19 2020, at Noon Eastern (9am Pacific)

On March 10, 2020, in Announcements, by AQ-IQ LLC

Coding for Injections and Infusions is undoubtedly one of the most common areas of struggle for coders across the country in a variety of settings. It is a real coding conundrum. Whether you struggle with misconceptions about injections, have hydration frustration or struggle with infusion confusion you are not alone. In this session we hope […]

CWTC [Episode 85] Reporting Insulin in Observation, Colonoscopy Reporting and IRFPAI vs UB Matching

On March 9, 2020, 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 […]

COVID-19 FAQs from CMS

On March 9, 2020, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

One March 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payment for laboratory tests and other services related to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The agency is receiving questions from providers and created this document to be transparent and share answers to […]

CWTC [Episode 84] POA for Pregnant Patient, IGC Change From PAS to PAPE

On February 24, 2020, 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 […]

ICD-10 Version 4.0 - FY2020 Update Required

CWTC [Episode 83] Acute Hospital Inpatient Order, Colonoscopy with, Principal Diagnosis for Resolved Etiologic

On February 13, 2020, 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 […]