PDGM Workgroup, Including QIRT Executives, Submit an Advisory Letter to CMS

PDGM Workgroup, including QIRT executives, submitted an Advisory Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In a reply email on June 14, CMS expressed gratitude to the Workgroup for bringing their concerns to CMS' attention.

ICD-10 is delayed! What about OASIS-C1?

I have spent much of few weeks thinking about the ICD-10-CM delay and the impact it will have on the industry. There are still so many unanswered questions. The wording in the delay legislation state that ICD-10-CM may not be implemented “prior to October 1, 2015”. This does not mean that the implementation will definitely... Continue Reading →

Senate Passes ICD-10 Delay Bill

The Senate voted yesterday to approve a bill that will delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS by at least one year. The bill now moves to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. The bill, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, mainly creates a temporary “fix” to the Medicare sustainable... Continue Reading →


CONGRESS TO VOTE ON ICD-10 DELAY TOMORROW, YOUR ACTION NEEDED TODAY TO STOP BILL The following was posted on the  AHIMA website: A new bill has been quietly introduced into the US House and Senate that features a section calling for the delay of ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation until 2015. This bill is expected to go to... Continue Reading →

170 codes no longer case-mix-What do we do?

Much of my day is spent perusing Medicare regulations and Q&As, OASIS regulations and Q&As, ICD coding regulations, home health listservs, home health blogs and other social media outlets pertaining to home health care. Several months ago, there was some buzz about the Home Health PPS changes that would go in to effect on January... Continue Reading →

Are you ready for ICD-10?

October 1, 2014, the go live date for ICD-10, is only 320 days away.  Is your company prepared for this change? At Quality In Real Time (QIRT), we are well into our preparation for this monumental implementation. As Director of Education, I became an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) approved ICD-10 CM trainer.  In... Continue Reading →

Quality In Real Time is growing fast!

Quality In Real Time has been voted the 663rd fastest growing company in America by Inc. Magazine on their Inc. 5000 List.  QIRT also finished 55th in Healthcare. The entire team is so proud of this accomplishment. Take a look at our profile on the Inc. Magazine site. If you have any questions or would... Continue Reading →

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