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Don’t Use “Unspecified” ICD-10-CM Codes in Wound Care

By |2021-10-26T16:43:55-04:00October 26, 2021|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, Reimbursement and Coding|

Why It Is Wrong The use of an "unspecified" ICD-10-CM code normally indicates that the documentation did not contain Read More →

“Detailed Written Order” Becomes “Standard Written Order”

By |2021-08-23T10:06:47-04:00February 7, 2020|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, Reimbursement and Coding|

As of January 1, 2020, the DMEMAC requirement for a "Detailed Written Order" when ordering surgical dressings has changed Read More →

Get Ready! Additions to Pressure Ulcer Coding Coming Soon

By |2021-07-13T16:43:11-04:00July 15, 2019|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, Reimbursement and Coding|

Surgical dressings can be used for all types of qualifying ulcers. This includes arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic foot Read More →

Coding For A Debridement? Be Sure Your Diagnosis Code Makes Sense.

By |2021-08-20T16:12:14-04:00August 16, 2018|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, Reimbursement and Coding|

The surgical dressings available from AMERX Health Care are only covered by a patient's insurance if they are being Read More →

Is Your Diagnosis Code Appropriate for the Dispensed Dressing?

By |2021-08-20T16:29:20-04:00July 18, 2018|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, Reimbursement and Coding|

Some surgical dressings only have coverage for full-thickness ulcers. These include alginates, foams, and hydrogels. When dispensing a dressing Read More →

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