Health Care

Since 2019, Dieter A. Lehnortt has excelled as the senior director of compliance and billing at DJO Global, LLC, a subsidiary of the Enovis Corporation and a medical technology growth company. In his leadership role, he is responsible for several tasks, including providing guidance and aid to Enovis business units and creating policies and procedures. Drawing upon over 40 years of professional experience in health care compliance, Mr. Lehnortt is recognized as an expert in physician, hospital and durable medical equipment (DME) coding and billing. He also possesses expertise in the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Initially entering the field of health care in 1983 through recruitment by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Mr. Lehnortt served the organization as the assistant director of government affairs and the first director of physician reimbursement. Thereafter, he was the director of the Office of Billing Compliance at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas from 1998 to 2006. Climbing the ladder of success, he subsequently served as the assistant vice president/compliance officer, director of practice plan billing compliance, and health resources compliance officer until departing from the medical center in 2019.

Prior to embarking on his career, Mr. Lehnortt received a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with a minor in history, from Clarion State College in 1981. He subsequently went on to achieve a Master of Arts in political economy from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1982 and later became certified in health care compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Lehnortt has been an expert speaker at several annual meetings and regional conferences for the HCCA, as well as a speaker at the national conferences of the Association of College and University Auditors on two occasions.

As a testament to his success, Mr. Lehnortt received the Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1977. In his spare time, he is active with his local Methodist church and plans to begin volunteering at a local animal shelter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, upon his retirement.

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