In Audit
Jun 1st, 2012
Home oxygen for cluster headaches (CH) will be reimbursed for up to 36 months beginning Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced.  The move follows a Jan. 14 transmittal announcing clinical studies. Codes and modifiers to be used for the service are now outlined and include: E0424 Stationary compressed gaseous oxygen system, ...
In Billing
Nov 14th, 2011
The most recent update to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule is now available. The changes, effective Jan. 1, 2012, will affect all providers and suppliers submitting claims to Medicare contractors for DMEPOS items and services. The big news is a 2.4 percent overall increase to the 2011 payment rate, ...
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
Jun 10th, 2011
The July update to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule includes codes added retroactively to Jan. 1, 2011, as well as new suction pump and oxygen codes, and new proof-of-delivery requirements. The significant changes to Medicare policy include the addition of fees for the following codes, ...
In Billing
Apr 15th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed its contractors, April 8, to implement new reasonable useful lifetime (RUL) policy for stationary and portable oxygen equipment beginning May 8. The policy change applies to uncommon instances where the Medicare patient has both portable and stationary oxygen equipment and the RUL for one piece expires ...