Master 2018 Ortho and Podiatry DME Code Changes


If you bill Medicare for the supplies and equipment your patients need, you’re being watched.

In 2018, orthopedic and podiatry durable medical equipment (DME) fee-for-service claims filed by your practices are being targeted for audits by both Medicare and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, because of the volume of fraudulent billing and abuse in previous years, even innocent mistakes on your DME claims can increase your chances of getting hit with significant penalties, fines and recoupments. But there is something you can do about it…

Expert coder and educator, Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, CPMA, presented a 60-minute online training session that will give you the tools you need to help you improve the accuracy of your DME claims. In turn, you can stay below Medicare’s radar, and may even increase your overall reimbursement for these claims.

Here are just a some of the proven, step-by-step tactics you’ll receive by viewing this 60-minute online training:

  • Halt allegations of Medicare fraud with audit-proof documentation must-haves
  • Stop denials by mastering 2018 HCPCS musculoskeletal condition and injury code changes
  • Prevent an audit by accurately identifying when your patients should actually pay for supplies
  • Overcome Medicare Part A enrollment problems standing in your way of getting paid
  • More precisely apply HCPCS codes with proven pricing, data analysis and coding tools
  • Uncover what must be included in required DME written orders to survive an audit
  • Simplify proof of delivery and patient signature requirements to stay compliant
  • Choose the correct Medicare DME modifier to avoid medical necessity errors
  • Implement proven checklist to more easily ensure your documentation is up to par
  • Avoid recoupments with new HCPCS code changes (new and revised codes for elbow braces)
  • And so much more…

There is no doubt about it, accurately coding DME fee-for-service claims is complicated. Medical necessity and documentation requirements have become very complex, and this information is the only way for you to substantiate that your patients actually qualify for the particular DME supplies you are billing for. But you can get the answers you need by viewing this online training.

Medicare has made it clear that it is fed up with fraudulent billing of DME and will not tolerate incorrect or fraudulent billing any longer. Don’t risk having to pay serious recoupments and penalties, sign up for this must-attend online training today.

Meet Your Expert

Lynn Anderanin
CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSCSr. Director of Coding Education, Healthcare Information Services

She has 35-years experience in all areas of physician practice management, compliance, coding and reimbursement. She leads a team of more than 65 certified professional coders.

She is certified as a professional coder and practice manager. Lynn has spoken at American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) national conferences, workshops, and audio conferences and is a former member of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board. She is also the founder of her Local AAPC Chapter.


Lots of information, slide show, links and CEU's available right away. It was good! thank you.
Erica Deschaine
Proliance Surgeons, Billing Lead/Admin Assistant
Very well put and easy to follow. I will attend anymore sessions that are applicable to our practice. Did very well.
Sabrina Flemming
Jewett Orthopedic Clinic, DME Coordinator
Very detailed and included documentation. Very good.
Joni Daniels
QualChoice, Manager