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2023 Skin Substitutes Course


Activity Title

Substitute Skin Grafts: Science to Business

Activity Availability

November 1, 2023 - October 30, 2026


Novitas, First Coast Service Options, and CGS Part B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) finalized skin substitute policies: “greater than four applications of a skin substitute graft or CTP within the episode of skin replacement surgery (defined as 12 weeks from the first application of a skin substitute graft or CTP)” are “not medically reasonable and necessary.” Additionally, these policies list 58 products that meet the necessary FDA regulatory requirements for indications covered in the policy and 130 products that are considered non-covered. Join us to learn about these policy changes

Target Audience

This activity is intended for providers who treat wounds

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

  • Understand the appropriate indications for advanced wound care products.
  • Understand appropriate billing for quality longitudinal care
  • Understand the current guidelines for treatment of wounds.
  • Lectures included in this program:

  • Michael Warshaw, DPM - Ulcer and Wound Debridement: CPT Codes and Medical Record Documentation
  • Allen Jacobs, DPM - When is an Ulcer Not Just an Ulcer? Culture and Biopsy Considerations in Ulceration E/M
  • Michael Warshaw, DPM - Review of ICD-10-CM Ulcer Coding
  • Allen Jacobs, DPM - A Look at the New 2023 IWGDF Guidelines for Ulceration Management
  • Michael Warshaw, DPM - CPT Codes for the Application of Skin Substitutes or CTPs
  • Allen Jacobs, DPM - Evaluation and Management of Venous Ulceration
  • Michael Brody, DPM - Wound Care and MIPS
  • Michael Warshaw, DPM - Rule Changes Effective October 1. 2023
  • Allen Jacobs, DPM - Medical-legal Considerations in Ulceration Management and Documentation
  • Faculty

    Michael Brody, DPM

    Michael Brody, DPM (Scientific Chair)

    Dr Brody has been in practice since 1988 and has served as a Residency Director at DVAMC Northport. He has held staff appointments at a number of Colleges of Podiatry and lectures around the country on compliance for medical doctors and staff.

    Michael Warshaw, DPM

    About the Speaker: Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CSFAC, CPC, CPODCS, COCS, CMSCS is a practicing podiatrist and a Certified Professional Coder with over 25 years of successful coding, management, and training experience for podiatric practices. His local and national views come from active participation as a practicing podiatrist, having the distinction of being a Certified Professional Coder, and years of serving as a national lecturer concerning coding issues. Dr. Warshaw's experience is unique and comprehensive. He has had the additional advantage of participating in all facets of the Medicare Appeals Process, including Redeterminations, Reconsiderations, and Administrative Law Judge Hearings, as well as the appeals processes of most commercial insurance companies and state Medicaid programs. Dr. Warshaw has also served as an expert witness in the actual court system, at both the federal and state levels. Dr. Warshaw is also the author of THE Podiatry Coding Manual, a comprehensive coding manual specific for podiatry that is updated on an annual basis. This unique prospective provides Dr. Warshaw with the ability to provide solutions to insurance and coding problems from 'real world' experience. Dr. Warshaw is committed to assist practices in learning to code appropriately, obtain the proper reimbursement, and to avoid the wrath of the carriers by coding and billing in an appropriate fashion.

    Allen Jacobs, DPM

    Allen Jacobs, DPM

    Dr. Jacobs is a 1973 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in surgery at Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for special surgery in Warren, Michigan in 1975. Dr. Jacobs is in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For 25 years, Dr. Jacobs served as a Director of Podiatric Surgical Residency Training; and has also served as a contributing editor to the Journal of Foot Surgery, Podiatry Today, Foot and Ankle Quarterly and Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Jacobs has served as the Scientific Chairman of the American Podiatric Medical Association, The Missouri Podiatry Society, and on the Journal Management Committee of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He was the first podiatrist to receive the rank of Fellow by Temple University. He was voted a Lifetime Achievement Award and to The Podiatry Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards from the APMA and ACFAS for his dedication to podiatry and podiatric education, as well as recognition from the governors of Missouri, Arkansas and Massachusetts. He has published over 80 scientific articles in various publications and 17 chapter contributions in various textbooks, and has presented over 1000 papers at podiatric and medical society meetings. In addition to his practice, Dr. Jacobs maintains a free educational website,, with open access to students, residents and practitioners of podiatric medicine and surgery. He is a nationally recognized author, researcher and a noted authority of surgery of the foot.


    Registration $99

    Free for those that attended the live event

    Intended Audience : Medical Providers

    Refund Policy

    No refunds are available for online courses

    Compliance 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 with commercial interests of faculty, planning committee, or any others who have influence over the content of this educational activity must be disclosed to program participants. Neither nor the planning committe have any financial relationships to disclose

    CME Online is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. CME Online has approved this activity for a maximum of 5.8 continuing education contact hours.


    The content for this activity was developed independently of any ineligible company. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of any publisher or grantor(s).

    This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. CME Online requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.