Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

  • 1.  Inpatient Rehab Coding

    Posted 11-30-2018 08:03
    Hello all,

    I was wondering if there was anyone in this group who has experience with inpatient rehab coding? I having been reviewing the CMS guidelines and I need to know if the provider needs to authenticate the impairment group code (IGC) or if the coder assigns it based on the etiologic diagnosis. The CMS guidelines say the etiologic diagnosis needs to be documented by the admitted provider but does not give any further clarification on the IGC.

    Any insight would be extremely helpful!

    Thank you,

    Karen Spath, RHIA
    Clinical Documentation Specialist