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Today Paula shares with the “Insiders” some random auditing thoughts. During Episode 118, Ms Digby addresses a concern about the difference between a “interrupted stay” and a “leave of absence” in the IRF setting. The next questioner is concerned about the use of Z43.0 “Attention to Trach”. Finally, which payers utilize CMGs in their payment schema?  Congratulations to Barbara for winning the “mugging”!  Click Linda’s delightful mugshot to play this episode.

Dial in for Episode 119 on July 5th beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific).

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