Dispensing DME in the Medical Office

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21B0201

  • know what is needed to meet the Medicare Standard Documentation guidelines that recently changed
  • Understand how to assign the appropriate codes for billing purposed
  • Gain knowledge in the medical necessity requirements for DME
  • Apply the Reasonable Useful Life of DME 
  • Justify ABN forms when the patient does not have coverage
  • Tips on assigning fees using a formula created by you

Overview of the webinar

Medicare and other insurance carriers have specific guidelines for documenting, dispensing, and billing for Durable Medical Equipment. Many offices struggle with profit losses because they do not have a good process for DME. There are new guidelines for documentation needed for DME as well as other Local Coverage Determinations for governmental payors including Medicare that explain the medical necessity requirement for these items to be reimbursed. Once the required elements are known, and an office process is created, office can see a profit in dispensing DME.

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Administrators
  • medical assistants
  • Providers
  • Claims processors
  • Collectors
  • Payment posters
  • Physicians
  • Claims adjudication
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Physicians assistants

Why should you attend?

So many offices are not aware of all of the rules and guidelines that must be followed to dispense DME to patients. This session will take attendees on the step-by-step process of enrolling in the Medicare program for DME, assigning codes to the items for billing purposes as well as what should be charged. We will also review the documentation requirements, ideas for keeping inventory, and anything else to make a DME program successful in a medical office

Faculty - Ms.Lynn Anderanin

Senior Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. 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. Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, audio conferences, and Local Chapters. Lynn became a CPC in 1993, and a Certified Instructor in 2002, and a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009.

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