Coding Nuances of Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) and Inpatient Psych Facility (IPF)


IRF and IPF coding requirements are different from the typical acute-care setting. This session will explore differences in coding guidelines for IRF and IPF, diagnoses considered to be complications/comorbidities, and unique terms coders need to understand. Coders should work collaboratively with rehab and psych staff to ensure correct, complete documentation required for proper reimbursement.


  • Gain an understanding of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF‐PAI)
  • Describe the Impairment Group Code (IGC), Rehab Impairment Category (RIC), and how these differ from MS‐DRG and the MDCs
  • Identify etiologic diagnosis, comorbidity tier, and Case Mix Group (CMG)
  • Learn why queries are important in the inpatient rehab setting
  • Understand the need to work collaboratively with PPS coordinators, therapists, coders, physicians, etc.
  • Recognize how documentation gaps can affect coding
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Amber Simpson, RHIA, CCS, CRC

Staci Sudberry Smith, MLS, RHIA, RN, CHC, CDIP, CCS, FHFMA

*Clients use code WEBINAR25 to receive a reduced rate.