In Billing
Jul 17th, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea causes those who suffer from it to sleep poorly and always feel tired. Obstructive sleep apnea is also indicative for heart problems and complications. It is not a good idea to ignore obstructive sleep apnea and the potential problems that it may be causing to one’s body. Inspire Medical System’s Inspire® therapy ...
In CMS
Jan 8th, 2019
If you are a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) company who is in Medicare’s Competitive Bidding program, your contract expired on Dec. 31, 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says there is a temporary 2-year gap in the entire program, expected to end on Dec. 31, 2020. This means, ...
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 ...