Managing the Risk of Coding and Documentation for Ulcer Debridement

Course Description
There is risk involved not only in the performance of wound care and limb salvage, but also in the coding and documentation of wound care and ulcer debridement services. The documentation requirements to ensure a complete record, meet the requirements of your Local Coverage Determination, and manage risk are extensive. In this webinar we will discuss diagnosis coding, CPT coding, and documentation requirements of some of the most commonly performed debridements.

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. List points of documentation that should be included when debriding an ulcer.
  2. Describe how to choose the appropriate CPT code for an ulcer debridement.
  3. Describe how ICD-10 differentiates an ulcer from a wound.

Intended Audience
Podiatric Staff and Physicians

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.



Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA
Dr. Lehrman is in private practice just outside Philadelphia and is the Medical Director at the Crozer Wound Healing Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a "Master" by the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Lehrman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, serves on the APMA Coding Committee and the APMA MACRA Task Force, and is an expert panelist on Codingline. He sits on the board of directors of both the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. He is an adjunct clinical professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and trains surgical residents and medical students in his hospital system. Dr. Lehrman is also on the editorial advisory board of the journal WOUNDS.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships between instructors and planning committee members with a commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants. Dr. Brody is the CEO of TLD Systems, Chief Compliance Officer for Sammy, Chief Medical Officer for MedXpress and Health Information Technology Consultant for PICA.

Program Title:
Managing the Risk of Coding and Documentation for Ulcer Debridement

Date Recorded:

Date Activity terminates:
8/16/2020 (3 years after recorded date)

Sponsored by the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA).

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