CWTC [Episode 67] PCS Insertion Code, Mid-Level Sees New Patients, PDx for Stroke in IRF

On July 1, 2019, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

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 […]

CWTC [Episode 65] Pricing within tax ID, Mid-Level Assistant Surgeon, UB-04 when IGC is Debility

On June 3, 2019, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

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 […]

CWTC [Episode 44] Myopathy vs Atrophy, Tiering in IRF, Class 3 Obesity vs Morbid Obesity

On August 13, 2018, in CWTC, Uncategorized, by AQ-IQ LLC

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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

CWTC [Episode 36] Debility in IRF, Z51.89, Split Shared Visits with Georgia Medicaid and Fracture Specificity

On April 30, 2018, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

CWTC [Episode 34] 7th Character in IRF, Should I Query, Principal on UB

On April 2, 2018, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

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 minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® […]

CWTC [Episode 10] CVA and Hemiplegia, 7th Characters in IRF, and Matching Codes for Outpatient Encounters

On April 24, 2017, in CWTC, by AQ-IQ LLC

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. You are invited to listen in for ten minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® In this episode Paula Digby […]

Proposed Rule Updates Wage Index And Payment Rates For The Medicare Hospice Benefit

On April 29, 2013, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

Proposed Rule Details   BNAF phase-out.  This proposed rule would implement the fifth year of the seven-year BNAF phase-out, reducing the BNAF by 15 percent, for a total reduction of 70 percent since FY 2010. The BNAF was implemented in 1997, when the former Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now CMS, moved from an outdated […]

RAC Focus: Principal Diagnosis