Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Coding
Jan 7th, 2020
A new ICD-10-CM code for reporting vaping-related disorders has been created. This new code and updated guidance supersedes previous vaping coding guidance released in October 2019. ICD-10-CM code U07.0 Vaping-related disorder is effective April 1, ...
By Renee Dustman
Dec 30th, 2019
I migrated to the United States with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Philippines. I was given the opportunity to serve my country as a medical specialist in the United States Navy and travel the world. I later furthered my education with a master...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Dec 30th, 2019
Many clinicians earned Qualifying Alternate Payment Model Participant (QP) status during the 2017 performance period of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). But a long list of them are still eagerly awaiting their 5 percent lump sum incentive payment. ...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Dec 6th, 2019
Newly finalized hospital price transparency requirements have the healthcare industry in a tizzy. That was obvious during the question and answer portion of a National Call, held by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), on Dec. 3. T...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Nov 25th, 2019
Three new HCPCS Level II G codes are added to the Medicare Telehealth Services list for Calendar Year (CY) 2020. These codes describe new bundled services for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic...