Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule FY2018

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The proposed rule is one of several for 2018 that reflect a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promote transparency, flexibility and innovation in the delivery of care. The OPPS and ASC payment system are updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and […]

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

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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 […]

IRF Coding: HIM Basics

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2017

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Several of the proposed policy changes would improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers. These proposals are based on feedback from stakeholders, including beneficiary and patient advocates, as well as health care providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and the physician community. This proposed […]

IRF Solid Footing: 2015 Final Rule

IRF PPS Final Rule FY2015

Webinar: Six Steps to CMG Coding Accuracy with Paula Digby on August 8, 2013

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Do you think that coding inaccuracies are leading to incorrect CMGs in your inpatient rehab facility?  Do you have trouble communicating with your coding staff? Does your process for code assignment promote the most optimal CMG?  Does your HIM department appear to understand the rules for IRF-PAI coding? Hear from the coder’s perspective just what […]

Coding Injections and Infusions Webinar February 12, 2013

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AQ-IQ brings you our most requested presentation: Coding Injections and Infusions. These services are often misreported leading to the risk of underpayment to the provider. Paula Digby explains appropriate reporting of these services in the hospital and in the physician office. Be sure to note your toughest questions when you register for this session to […]

Billing: Hospital Issued Notice of Noncoverage (HINN)