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    Any help on this would be appreciated. My office (podiatry) supplies patients with a5500 and a5512, but where do i bill it to?

    the previous biller sent it to Palmetto GBA, but everything I've read on it says to send it to DMERC Region C. But medicare part b covers the shoes.

    I'm so confused. Any help will be appreciated and thanks in advance.

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    Medicare Part B does pay for durable medical goods, but it is a different carrier that you bill for DME's. Just like Medicare Part B there are different carriers in different regions for the DME's. I would suggest checking with your Medicare Part B carrier. I'm sure they could direct you to the correct carrier.

    Best of luck.

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    thank you very much

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    I am in Florida so it is Cigna Government Services. go to cms.hhs.gov and look for the DMERC supplier for your area if you are not in Florida.

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    Apr 2007
    Wichita, KS


    We used to post DME to Palmetto GBA but when they change to a DMAC we now post to Noridian which covers AK, AZ, CA,HI, ID, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, NV, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, Am. Samoa, Guam, N Marinana Islands. Their website is www.noridianmedicare.com. Then click on Durable Medical Equipment. Supplier phone # 1-866-243-7272
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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