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, ...
Aug 31st, 2018
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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 ...
Aug 13th, 2014
Durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers will soon have two new K codes (K0901 and K0902) for reporting off-the-shelf (OTS) prefabricated single and double upright knee orthoses to Medicare. To identify prefabricated single and double upright knee orthoses that are furnished in a variety of standard sizes and do not require the skills of an expert to ...
In Billing
Aug 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun the second phase of an expansion of a competitive bidding program aimed at lowering costs for quality durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). The competitive bidding program uses competitions between suppliers to set new, lower payment rates for certain medical equipment and supplies, such ...
In Billing
Jul 29th, 2011
Since April 4, the Medicare claims processing system has been erroneously denying claims for certain custom prosthetic devices. Durable medical equipment Medicare administrative contractors (DME MACs) have been instructed to reprocess any claims for custom prosthetic devices (identified by the “L” series of HCPCS Level II codes) that were inappropriately denied. If suppliers want to ...