Webinar “Beneath the Surface Part II: Coding for Debridement and Wound Management” begins Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Wound care is a vital part of the overall health and care of patients. Proper wound care prevents infection and complications in addition to helping speed up the healing process, so patients heal quicker and in general with less scarring. When dealing with wounds, debridement and active wound management can cause confusion. In this session […]

CWTC [Episode 124] Covid Toes, ASC Claims, Consent to Sterilize

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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 123] Concurrent Multiple Therapies, Documenting for Orthotics, Reporting Electrodes with TENS Tx

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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 “Recalculating the Code Set- ICD-10 CM Updates for 2022” begins Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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GPS devices are useful tools we are all familiar with. Many of us rely on them to get us to where we need to go. They are incredibly helpful tools that provide us with the best advice and direction for the journey ahead. A GPS is programmed to get us where we want to be […]

CWTC [Episode 122] Debility vs Medically Complex in IRF, Brain Injury due to PRES

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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 “Getting Beneath the Surface Part 1: Coding For Lesions and Lacerations in CPT” begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. Because it is so large and so many different different types of procedures can be performed on it, having a deep understanding of how all of these procedures should be coded can get under a coders skin! Skin repair in particular can be difficult and […]

CWTC [Episode 121] Mutually Exclusive Therapies and IRF Discharge Disposition

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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 […]

NCCI Resources

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CMS originally developed the Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) program to reduce the paid claims error rate for Part B claims. The first edits were implemented January 1, 2007. Subsequently there have been quarterly updates increasing the number of edits. Visit the NCCI main page on the CMS site. National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for […]

IRF PPS Final Rule FY2022

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The IRF prospective payment system (IRF PPS) Addenda along with other supporting documents and tables referenced in this final rule are available on the CMS website . Prior to 2020, each rule or notice issued under the IRF PPS has included a detailed reiteration of the various regulatory provisions that have affected the IRF PPS […]