Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Coding
Oct 16th, 2017
2018 ICD-10-CM includes many new, revised, and deleted diagnosis codes, some of which pertain to mental disorders. To save you the time it takes to cross walk these codes to their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) counterpa...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Sep 26th, 2017
Here’s something to think about while picking your pace for participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): 90-day and full-year submissions will be assessed for submission completeness and scored accordingly. Clinicians and clinicia...
By Renee Dustman
Sep 25th, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a new recommendation for obesity screening in children and adolescents. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or ...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Sep 15th, 2017
For the 2017-2018 influenza virus season, coders have two new CPT codes for reporting vaccines: 90682 and 90756. CPT code 90682 Influenza virus vaccine, quadrivalent (RIV4), derived from recombinant DNA, hemagglutinin (HA) protein only, preservative a...
By Renee Dustman
In MACRA
Sep 15th, 2017
Several new resources on the Quality Payment Program website may help specialty practices successfully report in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline for initiating 90-day participation in MIPS is Oct. 2. It isn’t too late, ho...