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 the Coder® To receive text notifications send an email to help@AQ-IQ.com with your request. We will text you in the hour prior to the start of the next episode.

During the “Insiders” portion, Ms Heather Bryans tells why Valentine’s Day is associated with the heart and explains how to correctly report CAD and Heart Failure. Our first question is from a Rural Health Clinic, where Sandy wonders about billing for venipuncture to commercial insurance payers. Ramona asks for clarification on selecting the Impairment Group Code for the IRF-PAI for a patient with multiple conditions and Anonymous wants to know whether to report “hypoglycemia” when the physician merely states: low blood sugar. Congratulations to Ramona for winning the “mugging” for this episode.

Dial in for the next Episode on March 1st beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific).

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