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IRF PPS Coding Challenges

Author: Trela, Patricia

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2007


Inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) coding can be a challenge due to the Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS), which was implemented in 2002 to cover patients paid under Medicare Part A. IRF PPS requires completion of the IRF-Patient Assessment In....

Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes

Author: Spath, Patrice L.

Source: Quality Resource (newsletter)

Publication Date: October 02, 2001



Measures of medical effectiveness and outcome in the management of patients in rehabilitation do not just focus on mortality or morbidity. In contrast to outcome analysis in acute medical or surgical facilities, studies of medical effectiveness in rehabilitation also measure quality of lif....

AHIMA Census Results: Focus on Compliance

Author: Lorence, Daniel P.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999



The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has instituted compliance guidelines for medical laboratories, hospitals, and home healthcare agencies. Within this framework, these guidelines provide at least some compliance direction for individual providers and group practices ....

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