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In Episode 68 Ms Digby answers a questioner who is concerned about the proper use of the 7th character on the IRF-PAI. The patient was injured at home and again in the acute setting then treated in the IRF, how does the coding accurately represent the details? Another request comes from an IRF-PAI coordinator who wants to more fully understand the differences in the IRF-PAI and the UB-04, especially where “attention to trach” is present.

Congratulations to today’s winner, Tiffany! This “mug shot” is Stephanie, one of our newest “Insiders”.


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