Libman Education Announces New Course on Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Coding

Helps IRF coders gain a clear understanding of IRF PPS guidelines and how ICD-10-CM coding conventions apply to the IRF setting

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTSOctober 1, 2020 – Libman Education has released “Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: IRF-PAI and UB-04 Coding.” This one hour, on-demand webinar is authored by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP, an experienced IRF coding educator.

While both the IRF-PAI and UB-04 forms are used by Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities to report ICD-10-CM codes, there are several key differences. This webinar will help the IRF coder gain a clear understanding of IRF PPS guidelines and how ICD-10-CM coding conventions apply to the IRF setting.

“Inpatient rehab coding has always presented a challenge for HIM coders — even those with many years of coding experience. Rehab-specific training will help coders to better grasp the nuances of IRF-PAI coding, aftercare codes, or sequelae codes for the etiology,” said Nirmala Sivakumar CCS, CDIP, the webinar author. “It is essential that both coders and HIM managers understand IRF-PPS guidelines and the differences in the coding of the two documents, the IRF-PAI and the UB-04.”

“Nirmala brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the coding of inpatient rehabilitation services,” said Susan Pepple, President of Libman Education. “IRF coding is just the most recent example of Libman Education’s continuing commitment to provide top quality education for the challenges facing today’s coders.”

For more information, visit https://libmaneducation.com/product/irf-pai-and-ub-04-coding/

ABOUT NIRMALA SIVAKUMAR
Nirmala Sivakumar CCS, CDIP, is an IRF Coding Educator based in PA. She has created and presented many webinars and workshops on IRF coding and improving clinical documentation. She has trained and mentored many rehab coders. She also has experience in conducting coding audits. She enjoys sharing her expertise and knowledge and has a desire to help coders and PPS Coordinators overcome the challenges of IRF PPS coding. She has held previous positions as Health Information Management Supervisor for one of HealthSouth’s (Encompass) acute inpatient rehab hospital and as a HIM Coding Consultant at Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation. She can be reached at [email protected] or visit www.irfcodingexplained.com

ABOUT LIBMAN EDUCATION
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.
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Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

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