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Laying the Groundwork: IRF-PAI Coding – December 2023

Accurately recording the admission impairment group code (IGC), etiologic diagnosis, and comorbid conditions on the IRF-PAI is essential for appropriate reimbursement in inpatient rehabilitation. These three webinars will introduce the necessary groundwork for coding IRF-PAIs, beginning with selecting IGCs and followed by coding etiologic diagnoses, comorbid conditions, and complications.

Session 1: Impairment Group Codes

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 • 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern

Session 1 begins with a clinical support specialist clearly defining impairment group codes and their important role in IRF coding. It provides a comprehensive review of each impairment group category, including subclasses and applicable clinical examples

Session 2: Etiologic Diagnoses, Comorbid Conditions, and Complications

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 • 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern

Session 2 builds on session 1 by focusing on the philosophies behind assigning an appropriate etiologic diagnosis for the admission IGC. It also defines comorbid conditions and complications in the IRF setting. A HIM coding specialist will explain the importance of capturing these conditions on the IRF-PAI in order to tell the story of the patient’s medical complexity.

Session 3: Tiers and Compliance

Thursday, December 7, 2022 • 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern

This session introduces tiered comorbid conditions and focuses on the importance of specificity in physician documentation and its effects on ICD-10 coding. A HIM coding specialist will identify strategies for ensuring accurate coding that can affect compliance and tier capture rates in the IRF setting.

Each registration permits multiple attendees. We ask participants to limit their registration to ten logins.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of choosing the most appropriate impairment group code for the IRF-PAI.
  • Apply concepts to impairment group coding practice scenarios.
  • Describe the importance of assigning the most specific etiologic diagnosis for the admission impairment.
  • Distinguish between comorbid conditions and complications for the IRF-PAI and understand how to accurately code these conditions.
  • Identify tiered and compliant conditions by utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Understand the importance of specific physician documentation for optimal IRF-PAI coding.

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Dec 05 - 07 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



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