Aug 31st, 2018
Comments Off on Medical Equipment Companies Cheer for Possible End to Medicare Competitive Bidding
Unless you’re a healthcare worker using durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) or are a home healthcare company, you probably have no idea what Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) is or how it affects healthcare equipment suppliers and patients. Frankly, it’s been a thorn in the sides of many DMEPOS companies for ...
In Audit
Aug 16th, 2018
Improper payments stem from noncompliance. Hospitals do not always comply with Medicare requirements for reporting cochlear devices replaced without cost, according to a report issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services branch office, charged with protecting program integrity, bases its conclusion on prior compliance reviews in which it identif...
In Billing
Jun 21st, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is modifying its Medicare coverage policy for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to support their use in conjunction with smartphones, including the data sharing function CGMs provide. Medicare coverage of therapeutic CGMs began in January 2017, but the policy limited their use in conjunction with smartphones. CMS is removing this limitation in...
In Billing
Jun 11th, 2018
Suppliers should be aware of a recent increase to the fee schedule amounts for durable medical equipment (DME) furnished between June 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018, in rural areas and non-contiguous areas (Alaska, Hawaii, and United States territories) not subject to a Competitive Bidding Program (CBP). Rural and Blended Fees This change requires new 2018 rural and ...
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 ...