NCART: Schumer to Introduce Senate Bill for Separate Benefit Category

H.R. 942 was introduced into the House last month.

DME MACS: High Denial Percentages Continue for Prepayment Reviews

Claims for high-dollar items and standard power chairs were reviewed by Jurisdiction A and B DME MACs.

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NGS Reports Catheter Kit Prepayment Review Results

Failure to meet coverage criteria is listed among common denial reasons.

NGS to Suppliers: One Fax at a Time

Reminder relates to redetermination requests sent to the Jurisdiction B DME MAC.

NGS Prepayment Support Surfaces Review to Continue

Lack of medical documentation continues to cause claim denials.

With New Congress, Industry Continues Push for MPP Adoption

H.R. 27 is introduced to repeal Medicare's competitive bidding program.

NHIC Announces Q3 Prepayment Review Results for Standard Power Chairs

Examined claims were for HCPCS code K0823.

CMS Announces 2013 HCPCS Code Updates

No grace period given for changes, which went into effect Jan. 1.

LMNBuilder Launches Clinician Webinar Series

Educational series takes OTs and PTs through documentation process.

NGS Announces Q3 Prepayment Results for Power Chairs

Proving medical necessity remains a challenge for providers.

Medicare Announces Policy Article Revisions for E1020, E1028 Codes

Revisions became effective Nov. 1.

Reports: Competitive Bidding Would Harm State Economies

New studies predict jobs, income that would be lost in Utah and Montana.

Rep. Price: "Competitive Bidding Is Hardly Competitive"

H.R. 6490 sponsor explains at Medtrade why home care remains in legislative crosshairs.

Wilson to Providers: Become HME Zealots

AAHomecare head says providers must re-double their efforts to back H.R. 6490 in run-up to the election.

Overpayment/Underpayment Interest-Rate Change Announced

New rate went into effect on Oct. 18.

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Capitalizing on the Opportunity of the PMD Prior Authorization Demo

NHIC Announces K0823 Prepayment Review Results

The latest report examined 514 claims from 188 different suppliers.

ATP Involvement Needed for K0005s Starting in March

New Medicare Learning Network article defines ultralightweight chairs as complex rehab technology.

CMS Postpones K0009 Policy Change Implementation

Change will impact products currently under the K0009 HCPCS Code.

Rolling Dynamics, Rolling Resistance &  Optimizing Wheeled Prosthetics