Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Nov 15th, 2019
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, all U.S. hospitals will be required to disclose standard charges for items and services offered to patients. Although many hospitals do this already, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized Nov. 15 po...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Nov 7th, 2019
Changes to diagnosis codes mean NCD coding changes. Diagnosis codes changes went into effect Oct. 1, as usual, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect those changes. ...
By Renee Dustman
Oct 31st, 2019
After earning my Master of Business Administration degree, I worked in the financial field until about three years ago, when I reached a turning point in my career. Healthcare business has always been a long-distance dream for me; and after seeing an ...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Oct 29th, 2019
Wondering where all the ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II, Bill Type, and Revenue codes disappeared to in local coverage determinations (LCDs)? A provision of the 21st Century Cures Act required codes to be removed from LCDs and communicated through loca...
By Renee Dustman
In Coding
Oct 24th, 2019
Official diagnosis coding guidance for 2019 healthcare encounters and deaths associated with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) was released Oct. 17. Until we have more specific codes, we are instructed to “Assign as ma...