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    I have a family practice and an urgent care who is handing out arm slings. For me to bill these arm slings, does the practices need a DME license?

    Thanks for any help with this.

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    That's a good question because i work for a DME company and i have billed for a arm sling only to have claim denied stating this should have been included in physician's fee, so we do not bill for the arm sling.

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    Apr 2007
    Grand Rapids, MI


    We bill the patient the full cost of these. Or suggest they purchase them at a medical supply store.

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    I bill for urgent cares and have had some of the ins reimburse if i subbmitted it with mod-59. For these types of things i have found it really depends on the ins and persons policy. Money wise I think Kvangoor;s suggestion would probably be best. When not knowing how they will remburse you might lose out.
    Last edited by ANDREAHSANCHEZ; 10-13-2011 at 09:52 AM.

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