When it comes to Medicare reimbursement, it is better to avoid small mistakes now so they don’t lead to bigger problems during a Medicare audit, writes AOPA Director of Coding and Reimbursement Services Joe McTernan. This article provides solutions to 10 common mistakes O&P practitioners make in regard to Medicare reimbursement, including billing the DME MAC for services provided to incarcerated patients, not documenting proof of delivery properly and giving new diabetic shoes and inserts to Medicare beneficiaries every year without noting the medical necessity.

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