In Billing
Apr 9th, 2018
Effective April 30, four HCPCS Level II codes for certain durable medical equipment (DME) will no longer require prior authorization. If your medical office or facility sells or rents DME, it’s time to update your list. Master List Agenda The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule in the March 30 Federal Register to ...
Sep 28th, 2016
Ventilator technology has advanced in recent years, with the latest rage being a single device capable of treating multiple conditions. In one mode, it’s a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device; in another mode, it’s a respiratory assist device (RAD); and in yet another mode, it’s a traditional ventilator device. As revolutionary as this device ...
Mar 1st, 2012
Effectively use technology for ambulatory sleep testing and PAP therapy. By I.A. Barot, MD The traditional model of diagnostic testing for sleep disorders occurs in sleep labs, where overnight and daytime testing (polysomnography) are performed for a variety of indications. The most common reason for evaluation at sleep labs is a suspected diagnosis of a ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By I. A. Barot, MD For 2011, there are six CPT® code changes in the field of neurology/sleep medicine. The additions are primarily the result of the home sleep testing (HST) or portable monitoring (PM), which recently have emerged as a potential lower-cost pathway to screening at-risk patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), including mainly obstructive ...
In CMS
Jan 28th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently clarified when modifier KY DMEPOS item subject to DMEPOS competitive bidding program number 5 should be used to report durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) subject to competitive bidding, and hinted to a change in policy that may be forthcoming. Prior to phase 1 ...