In Billing
Mar 11th, 2011
National Government Services (NGS), the jurisdiction B Medicare administrative contractor (JB-MAC), reminds providers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) to submit monthly claims for repetitive services and items in sequence. Failure to do so may mess up reimbursement. This is especially noteworthy if the patient is receiving capped rental equipment such as ox...
In Billing
Jan 28th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed regional home health intermediaries (RHHIs), Jan. 21, to hold claims where the revenue codes for both portable and stationary oxygen equipment rentals appear on the same claim. A systems error is preventing these claims from being processed and paid correctly. CMS has identified the systems error that ...
In Coding
Jan 14th, 2011
With the exception of clinical trials, home use of oxygen to treat cluster headaches remains a non-covered Medicare benefit. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a decision memorandum Jan. 4 stating that there remains insufficient evidence that in-home use of oxygen for the treatment of cluster headaches improves health outcomes. CMS: O2 ...
In Billing
Nov 12th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program files to implement a number of changes that go into effect Jan. 1, 2011. CMS Updates DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Files was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Sep 10th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, chapter 20, to clarify that when a durable medical equipment, prosthesis, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier files for bankruptcy and cannot continue to furnish oxygen to its Medicare beneficiaries, the oxygen equipment is considered lost and payment may be made for replacem...