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Paula Digby tells us in the “Insiders” portion her recommendations for providers who are considering adding services. During Episode 121, Ms Digby responds to a query about mutually exclusive codes for outpatient rehabilitation and then to a question about IRF discharge disposition – does it affect reimbursement?  Ms Digby mentions NCCI and PTP edits. See this page for more on that topic.  

 Congratulations to Candace for winning the “mugging”! 

Click the grateful mugshot of Deborah to play Episode 121.

Dial in for Episode 122 on August 16th beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific).

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