Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
Mar 28th, 2020
The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way most of us are living. Offices have been moved to living rooms, restaurants and stores have been closed, events have been postponed, and conferences have gone digital. For many people, and most sma...
By Renee Dustman
Mar 18th, 2020
Certain HIPAA sanctions and penalties are being waived for hospitals during the nationwide emergency concerning COVID-19. Which Privacy Rule Provisions Are Waived? Effective March 15, 2020, covered hospitals will not be held to comply with the follow...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Mar 16th, 2020
On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The outbreak has since been elevated to a pandemic and President Trump has declared t...
By Renee Dustman
Mar 6th, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza season is winding down, so now is a good time to start preparing for the 2020-2021 influenza season. Let’s start with a new CPT® code for the flu vaccine. Flu Activity Report The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
By Renee Dustman
Mar 6th, 2020
April 1 is around the corner and you know what that means: quarterly updates. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released payer and provider guidance. Make sure all coding and billing staff are aware of the Medicare fee schedu...