CMS 2019 Documentation Guidelines Update for DME

Product Id : HE127
Instructor : Lynn M. Anderanin
May 16, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Currently the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have several audits being performed on providers that are reporting Durable Medical Equipment.  There are specific guidelines published that explain the documentation that is required for DME, and CMS has found that improper payments are being made because the documentation they are receiving in their audits is incorrect or lacking what is needed.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the durable medical equipment (DME) documentation guidelines, and the revisions are significant. One of the biggest changes involves 4 DME Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and a revised “Dear Physician” letter regarding DME general documentation requirements.

In this latest DME documentation guideline update webinar by coding director, Lynn M. Anderanin, she will help you understand what documentation is necessary to meet CMS requirements for dispensing DME. All this information and practical knowledge will help providers pass any audit the CMS choose to perform on them. You will also get a checklist (handout) to help you meet documentation and medical necessity requirements.

Session Highlights:

  • CMS documentation requirements related to DME
  • Current policies and Coverage Determination documentation for DME
  • Coding tools and other tips for Meeting CMS Documentation Guidelines for DME
  • Checklist to meet documentation and medical necessity requirements

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • PowerPoint presentation for download
  • Documentation checklist
  • Certificate of attendance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Podiatrists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthotic technicians
  • Managers
  • Administrators
  • Coders
  • Billers
Speaker Profile:

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA,CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served on several other boards for the AAPC. She is also the founder of her local chapter of the AAPC.

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