In CMS
Apr 28th, 2009
At the Obama administration’s request, the interim final rule on the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program went into effect April 18. The rule—issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Jan. 16—implements provisions in section 154 of the 2008 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act ...
In CMS
Mar 30th, 2009
Have you had a chance to read the 2008 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) yet? How about the 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule? Come on, it’s only 513 pages! Well, if you’re short on time, you may want to read Transmittal 459, Change Request (CR) 6394. The Centers for ...
In CMS
Mar 13th, 2009
Suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) who bill Medicare Part B have until Sept. 30 to obtain accreditation. For those who haven’t submitted an application yet, it may be too late. Time Is Running Out for DMEPOS Suppliers was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Feb 27th, 2009
New HCPCS Level II codes for the repair, maintenance, and servicing of oxygen equipment go into effect April 1. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) changed how Medicare pays for oxygen equipment and supplies. New Billing Instructions for DME Suppliers was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Feb 23rd, 2009
The effective date for the final rule “Medicare Program; Competitive Acquisition of Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) by Certain Provisions of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA)” has been delayed another 60 days. Implementation of DMEPOS Final Rule Delayed was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...