CWTC [Episode 160] January 30th

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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. Listen in for twenty minutes or so every other Monday and send in your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® To receive […]

CWTC [Episode 159] The No Surprises Act, OB Care by Multiple Practices, IRF H&P Requirements,

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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. Listen in for twenty minutes or so every other Monday and send in your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® To receive […]

Webinar “Uniting the Code Set: E&M 2023” Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 2 Eastern

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2023 will see the updating of the CPT code set to align with the changes made to the outpatient office E/M codes in 2021. Since the changes made to the code set in 2021 we have been eagerly awaiting these changes to the rest of the code set to provide some cohesion. Its officially here […]

CWTC [Episode 158] CMS Final Rules for 2023

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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. Listen in for twenty minutes or so every other Monday and send in your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® To receive […]

CWTC [Episode 157] What’s That Diagnosis?

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Webinar “CPT Renovation 2023” Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Noon Eastern

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Popular television shows recently have been home-makeover or renovation shows. They remain as beloved now as ever. They are fascinating to watch because the builders, architects and interior designers updating the homes don’t completely destroy or throw out what was already there– they update to make it more livable with new technology and streamlined designs. […]

2023 Medicare Final Rules: Long-Awaited, Highly Anticipated

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With the new year comes new things. CMS announced new rules for Physician Part B Services, OPPS, ASC Payment System, ESRD and Home Health that will take effect, today, January 1, 2023. (Article 2 Minute read plus resource links for CMS) 2023 Medicare Final Rules: Long-Awaited, Highly Anticipated Physician Fee Schedule – https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2023-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule Hospital OPPS […]

Certain gut bacteria may influence overeating of sweet treats

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Sweets!  Sign me up is my first thought. How about you?  Have you ever asked yourself why? A recent study shows evidence to suggest that specific gut bacteria can influence a person and how much sugar they want to eat.  It also reflects we are hungrier after taking an antibiotic.  Interesting!  Have you noticed this […]

HHS OIG to Conduct Nationwide IRF Audit

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Officials  announced they plan to audit IRFs in 2024 due to the high error rates found on claims.  Now might be a great time to up your IRF coding and documentation game by investing in a detailed training like the AQ-IQ IRF PRO LAB™.  Learn more here:  https://bit.ly/3Przm1g When the number of errors go down, […]