Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
Nov 14th, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday during a telebriefing that it will track the long-term outcomes of all acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases from this year and previous years. As it stands, the number of actual AFM ...
By Renee Dustman
Nov 1st, 2018
Learn what’s in store for facilities billing under the Home Health Prospective Payment System in the coming years. For 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will recalibrate scores for the case-mix adjustment variables, clinica...
By Renee Dustman
Oct 31st, 2018
American Medical Association (AMA) announced Oct. 30 the Reimagining Residency initiative, a new program aimed at transforming residency training. The $15 million grant program will support innovative projects that promote systemic change in the curr...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Oct 30th, 2018
Thousands of consumers’ files in the Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFE’s) Direct Enrollment pathway may have been compromised. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said “anomalous activity” was detected in the portal on Oct. 13 an...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Oct 29th, 2018
Remember back in 2015 when CPT® changed the definition of an incomplete colonoscopy from one that does not evaluate the colon past the splenic flexure to one that does not evaluate the entire colon? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (...