CMS 2019 Documentation Guidelines Update for DME

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Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
60 minutes
Product Description

Comply with CMS’ New Documentation Guidelines to Avoid Denials & Recoupments in 2019

The documentation guidelines for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) were recently updated by CMS. Aside from this, Medicare reported an audit for knee braces, and announced a future update to the Competitive Bidding Program that will affect many braces used for treating musculoskeletal conditions. You need to understand what CMS’ new requirements are, so that you can avoid denials and recoupments, and pass your Medicare audit without penalties.

Catch up on the new guidelines and documentation information for DME in this audio session by industry expert Lynn Anderanin. Anderanin, who frequently assists clients with compliance and appeals, will walk you through the new CMS documentation guidelines for DME for 2019. She will explain the different aspects of documentation to help ensure that all the current documentation elements have met the medical necessity requirements for reimbursement. She will explain the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program, show you how it may impact supplies for musculoskeletal DME, and provide tips on how to create an easy process for obtaining all the documentation requirements for compliance.

After attending this session, you will understand the new CMS documentation guidelines for DME in 2019. You will be confident that you have documented what is required to receive reimbursement, thereby minimizing the possibility of payment denials, recoupments, audit penalties, and losses.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • New guidelines and documentation information for 2019
  • The Medicare Competitive Bidding Program and how it may affect supplies for musculoskeletal DME
  • Tips on how to create an easy process for obtaining all the documentation requirements for compliance

Who Should Attend

  • Orthotists
  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Podiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Orthotic technicians
  • Managers
  • Administrators
  • Compliance mangers
  • Compliance officer
  • Compliance auditor

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

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...   More Info
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