NGS Announces Hospital Bed Widespread Prepayment Review

Providers will need to supply additional documentation as requested for claims involved in the probe.

NHIC Reports Results of Latest Group 2 Support Surfaces Review

Jurisdiction A DME MAC says failure to meet coverage criteria was most common cause of denials.

NHIC Broadens Live Line Program

Weekly program will offer live discussion on scheduled topics.

NGS Debuts Redesigned Web Site

New site facilitates registering for future events and downloading past presentations.

New Perspectives

Outcomes Measurement: A Strategy to Stay Competitive

Editor's Note

Same Old Same Old

CMS Asks for ICD-10 Test Volunteers

January testing project will help to prepare for October 2015 roll-out of new code set.

AAHomecare to CMS: Withdraw Flawed Proposed Rule on NCB Expansion

Objections include vague and untested "bundling" proposal for DME bids, payments and services.

Washington Post Story on PMD Fraud Confounds Industry

Article describes long-ago Medicare fraud schemes without updated information.

New Medicare Policy Aims to Alleviate Repair Problems

DME MACs are told to assume medical necessity requirements were met if beneficiary owns the equipment.

NHIC Announces New Online Reopening/Redetermination Functions

Provider Services Portal offers more efficient way to work with the DME MAC.

Editor's Note

Medicare: Come Clean About The Scooter Store

NMEDA Calls for Overdue VA Invoices

Adaptive automotive association says Veterans Affairs is supporting the effort to get invoices paid.

CMS Prepares to Expand NCB Pricing to New Regions

Medicare program info would determine DME pricing for areas not currently under competitive bidding.

AAHomecare's Ryan: New Audit Bill Is "Very Passable"

H.R. 5083 seeks to bring relief and transparency to a process that's crippling providers.

F2F Exams: CMS Clarifies Policy & Issues "Dear Physician" Letter

Medicare details who can conduct the examinations and the responsibilities of the prescribing physicians.

Standing Frames & Wheelchairs

ATP Series

Justify It: Standing Frames & Wheelchairs

Research supports the many possible benefits of standing for wheelchair users. The next challenge: To get funding sources to buy in.

RESNA Updates Standing Chairs Paper

RESNA releases an updated standing wheelchairs position paper.

NGS: Q1 PWC Claims Error Rate Remains High

Nearly 400 power wheelchair claims were examined in latest prepayment review.

AAHomecare to Create Tracking System for Audits

Announcement at Washington Legislative Conference focuses on proving the harm that audits are doing.

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