Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Aug 10th, 2022
When ICD-10-CM is updated Oct. 1, so are these National Coverage Determinations. Are you wondering which National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) will be affected by the thousands of diagnosis code changes going into effect Oct. 1? A Centers for Medica...
By Renee Dustman
Aug 4th, 2022
Day 2 of AAPC’s hybrid regional HEALTHCON in Denver, Colo., Aug. 3-5, got off to a great start with a discussion on how to create a work/life balance — something that many people struggle with possibly even more since being resigned to work from home ...
By Renee Dustman
Aug 2nd, 2022
Providers learn ignoring the Right of Access standard is a costly mistake. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced July 15 the resolution of 11 HIPAA Right of Access Initiative investigations. This makes 38 enforcement actions since the initiativ...
By Renee Dustman
In Coding
Aug 1st, 2022
Medical decision making takes on new meaning in CPT® 2021 guidelines for office visits. Since the release of the CPT® 2021 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines, AAPC has been inundated with a lot of questions about how to select a lev...
By Renee Dustman
Aug 1st, 2022
A lifetime of success comes from following her heart. Each month, Healthcare Business Monthly selects an AAPC member who demonstrates exemplary leadership qualities. This month, we’ve chosen Julia Mitchell, MHA, COC, CPC, CDEO, CRC, LSSGB, for her ong...