In Billing
Aug 27th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering changes to the Medicare coverage policy for ventricular assist devices (VAD) as destination therapy in end-stage heart failure patients. In a proposed decision memo dated Aug. 19, CMS proposes removing the requirement that patients must have a body size greater than 1.5 m² and raising the ...
In CMS
Jul 16th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun mailing contract offers to winning bidders of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. The first round of the program is scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2011 for contract suppliers and beneficiaries in nine areas of the country. CMS says ...
In Coding
Mar 1st, 2010
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers should be aware of Medicare payment changes for maintenance and servicing of oxygen equipment due to go into effect July 1. Suppliers Face O2 Equipment Maintenance Fee Change 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 Billing
Jan 5th, 2009
Recent legislation changes how Medicare pays for oxygen equipment and supplies. Effective Jan. 1, Medicare will continue to pay 36 monthly payments (less deductible) to oxygen equipment suppliers, but beneficiaries will not own the equipment at the end of the three-year contract — as they have in the past. The law now says suppliers retain ...