CMS Sets Start Date for Prior Authorization of Power Mobility Devices Demo

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its intent to begin the Prior Authorization of Power Mobility Devices (PMD) Demonstration. For orders written on or after Sept. 1, prior authorization will be required for scooters and power wheelchairs for people with fee-for-service Medicare who reside in California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas — seven states known to have high Medicare fraud and abuse rates.

CMS will host an Open Door Forum Call on Aug. 29 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm ET. Please check go.cms.gov/PADemo for up-to-date dial-in information for this call.

You can also find answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the CMS website.

See also the Prior Authorization of Power Mobility Devices (PMD) Demonstration website for additional information, such as examples of medical record documentation and the PMD Demonstration Operational Guide.

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