People news from CMS, Nonin Medical

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CMS has appointed a provider relations coordinator to improve communication between the agency and providers. Latesha Walker will work to increase program transparency and offer resolutions to providers impacted by audit issues, according to a bulletin from The VGM Group. “Although providers should continue to take questions about specific claims directly to the Recovery Auditor or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) who conducted the review, providers can raise larger process issues to the coordinator,” the bulletin states…Mark VanderWerf, vice president of eHealth and OEM for Nonin Medical, a manufacturer of finger pulse oximeters and noninvasive medical monitoring solutions, has been elected chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s Industry Council and has joined its board of directors.