CMS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register
that would establish a three-year "minimum lifetime standard for items to meet the durability criterion for DME."
An AAHomecare "Mobility Matters" article counters "misperceptions in the recent OIG report on power wheelchair documentation."
The data is from 2007 and the trouble rests with physician education, HME advocates say, but will government officials care about that?
In a perplexing turn, CMS issued a proposed rule that requires a face-to-face exam by a physician who orders home health services under Medicaid. The proposal also requires a face-to-face encounter for DME
The GAO identifies a series of significant issues that would need to be addressed before any manufacturer bidding program could occur.
In order to avoid governmental scrutiny, it is crucial that all marketing programs and business arrangements be established and implemented properly.
Move quickly, because 'he who hesitates is lost.'
Beware the minefields in new Medicare supplier standards.
The products you display and sell, the attitude your staff presents--these need to reflect compassion and the understanding that you are dedicated to helping others live and age gracefully and with pride.
Are you routinely checking the OIG's list of excluded individuals or entities (the LEIE)?