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Authors:  AMERX Health CareHolly Burkman  |  Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman

  • 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 26, 20212 min read

    Protocols in your office are essential for the health of your practice. What is needed in an effective written protocol? Who does what and 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: April 2, 20212.6 min read

    Scheduling wound care patients can be complicated, and it is hard to know how to properly and efficiently schedule them. Why is scheduling wound 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: March 3, 20211.3 min read

    Whether you call them meetings, gatherings, huddles, or morning reports, they are essential to the daily performance of your office. What is a 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: February 3, 20211.3 min read

    As a consultant, I often hear excuses as to why doctors are not dispensing wound care supplies in their offices. 1.I Forgot Set 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 →