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Can We Code For An Unna Boot and Ulcer Debridement at the Same Encounter?

By |2022-02-16T08:44:27-05:00February 11, 2022|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, Reimbursement and Coding|

No. The reference for this is in the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI).1,2 The Guidance Chapter IV, Section Read More →

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, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, 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 →

Documenting Medical Necessity

By |2021-10-13T18:18:34-04:00September 8, 2021|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, HELIX3 Bioactive Collagen, Reimbursement and Coding|

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

Inappropriate Payment Denials

By |2021-08-12T08:55:02-04:00August 12, 2021|Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, Reimbursement and Coding|

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

How To Respond To Medicare DME A6010 Audit Request

By |2021-10-08T08:47:49-04:00August 2, 2021|HELIX3 Bioactive Collagen, Holly Burkman, Practice Management, Reimbursement and Coding|

So, you have received a Medicare DME A6010 Audit. First, don't worry. If they are requesting one chart at Read More →

Surgical Dressings For Non-Medicare Patients

By |2021-10-07T15:42:24-04:00July 9, 2021|AMERX Kits & Dressings, Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, Reimbursement and Coding|

Can we dispense surgical dressings to patients who have medical insurance that is not Medicare Part B? Yes! Many Read More →

Documenting Exudate

By |2022-04-19T11:20:34-04:00May 7, 2021|AMERIGEL Advanced Skin & Wound Care, AMERX Kits & Dressings, AMERX Products & Services, Dr. Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, HELIX3 Bioactive Collagen, Reimbursement and Coding|

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

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