Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPCDr. Lehrman is in private practice in Fort Collins, CO and operates Lehrman Consulting, LLC. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a “Master” by the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and an Expert Panelist on Codingline. In his role as a Consultant to the APMA Health Policy and Practice Department, Dr. Lehrman serves as an advisor to the APMA Coding Committee and the APMA MACRA Task Force. Dr. Lehrman sits on the board of directors of both the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. He is also on the editorial advisory board of the journal WOUNDS.


  • By Published On: September 8, 20212.2 min read

    Umbrella The presence and documentation of medical necessity is an umbrella requirement that applies to all medical services and supplies when submitting for payment Read More →

  • By Published On: August 12, 20211.3 min read

    What Is Happening There have been multiple recent incidences of surgical dressing payment denial based on an auditor's finding that four weeks of conservative Read More →

  • By Published On: July 9, 20211.6 min read

    Can we dispense surgical dressings to patients who have medical insurance that is not Medicare Part B? Yes! Many non-Medicare third-party payers provide coverage Read More →

  • By Published On: June 7, 20211.8 min read

    Providers often ask whether they are permitted to "waive" payments that are patient responsibility. Legal interpretation of Medicare guidelines usually results in the guidance Read More →

  • By Published On: May 7, 20212.2 min read

    When dispensing surgical dressings and submitting a claim for payment, it is important to adhere to compliance guidelines. When dispensing surgical dressings to Medicare Read More →

  • By Published On: April 14, 20212.5 min read

    Documenting an adequate description of an ulcer being treated is essential when dispensing surgical dressings. Who Makes The Rules? Providers know the elements Read More →

  • By Published On: March 12, 20212.1 min read

    Primary Versus Secondary Surgical Dressings According to the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DMEMACs), the definitions of primary and secondary surgical dressings are: Read More →

  • By Published On: February 9, 20212 min read

    Hospice Guidelines A Medicare beneficiary may choose to receive hospice care after a doctor certifies that they are terminally ill, meaning they have a Read More →

  • By Published On: January 8, 20211.9 min read

    Accurate diagnosis coding is essential when providing wound care. This can include primary, secondary, and sometimes even tertiary diagnoses.  When a comorbid condition contributes Read More →

  • By Published On: December 18, 20202.9 min read

    Dispensing surgical dressings in your office can improve outcomes, patient satisfaction, and can result in tremendous profits.  The main surgical dressings that can be Read More →