On Oct. 31, the four DME MAC medical directors sent letters to physicians in their respective jurisdictions asking them to document visits and exams for power mobility devices.
The denial reason code CO150 (Payment adjusted because the payer deems the information submitted does not support this level of service) is No. 5 on the list of RemitDATA's Top 10 denial codes for Medicare claims.
Whether you are looking to establish or upgrade your own repair center or seeking more efficient ways to outsource repairs, there is help. Following are some bossibilities:
Apex's Wayde Snow offers these suggestions for providers interested in creating their own service center
Over the past 15 months, questions about the impending oxygen cap have been expressed time and again by the AAHomecare. Yet no one could have anticipated how austere and unworkable CMS' recently published guidance would be.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced new oxygen payment rules and supplier responsibilities required by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.
In case you missed it, on Sept. 25, President Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (its acronym is ADAAA).
On top of the already challenging financial reversals facing HME providers on Jan. 1, the year's first few months, and all the rest of them, are shaping up as some of the most critical in the industry's history.
There is an approach to reducing the cost of goods that can yield more savings to those who adopt it, but it is a departure from what has become the norm.
Oxygen providers continue move to non-delivery models to reduce costs, better patient outcomes.