Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
Dec 12th, 2017
The “Administrative Simplification: Certification of Compliance for Health Plans” proposed rule has been withdrawn. Although health plans still must comply with HIPAA electronic transaction regulations, they do not have to certify their compliance or ...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Dec 11th, 2017
It’s essential for applicable providers to know how the definition of an attribution-eligible Medicare beneficiary for the Advanced Alternate Payment Model (APM) track of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model for the purposes of mak...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Dec 8th, 2017
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, modifier GT Via interactive audio and video telecommunications systems is no longer required on professional claims for telehealth services. Place of Service (POS) code 02 certifies that the telehealth service meets Medicare&#...
By Renee Dustman
Dec 4th, 2017
Clear and concise documentation aids diagnosis coding. I first heard the term Crohn’s disease when I was 12 years old. The surgeon who had just finished operating on my older sister was talking to my grandparents. She didn’t have acute appendicitis, a...
By Renee Dustman
In Coding
Dec 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule their proposal to remove oxygen gas supply item (SD084) from a series of CPT codes that were previously valued with moderat...