Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Sep 18th, 2020
Quality reporting won’t pay off in 2020 for some eligible clinicians unless they do this. Eligible clinicians who achieved Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant (QP) status in 2018 should begin receiving their 5 percent incentive paym...
By Renee Dustman
In Audit
Sep 8th, 2020
Maintain your certifications without spending a dime. You passed your credential exam and now you have the responsibility of maintaining a level of professionalism through continued learning. Continuing education units (CEUs) measure how well you are ...
By Renee Dustman
Sep 8th, 2020
Medical coding has ushered in so many career opportunities for me. I’ve worked in orthopedics, sports medicine, surgical pathology, and other specialties, and, collectively, have gained a wealth of experience. But there came a point when I asked mys...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Sep 2nd, 2020
The updated code set includes E/M code revisions and more. Here’s a preview. Medical coders will get a bit of a reprieve next year when it comes to learning new procedure codes. The CPT® Editorial Panel approved fewer new codes for 2021 than usu...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Sep 2nd, 2020
It’s clear now which services apply to the no cost-sharing waiver. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised an MLN Matters special edition article to make it clear which codes are related to COVID-19 testing. The a...