Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Sep 17th, 2018
CMS has issued waivers to ensure Medicare beneficiaries affected by the storm receive healthcare services. President Trump declared a state of emergency on Sept. 11 for North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. That same day, ...
By Renee Dustman
Sep 13th, 2018
In the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for 2019 payment policies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces radical changes to the way healthcare practitioners would be reimbursed for evaluation and managem...
By Renee Dustman
Sep 10th, 2018
Act now to score positive payment adjustments under MIPS. This year, the Cost performance category in the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) is worth 10 percent of an eligible clinician’s or group’s final score. Next year, it goes up to 15 percent —...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Sep 10th, 2018
A proposed change to signature requirements in 2019 may effect your practice. The Physician Self-referral Law, or Stark Law,  prohibits physicians to refer Medicare patients for certain designated health services (DHS) to an entity with which the phys...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Aug 31st, 2018
The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) October 2018 Update, released Aug. 10, adds several codes for coverage under Part B professional services. The following HCPCS Level II codes are effective Oct. 1, 2018: Code Descriptor Facility/No...