Billing policy stands

Friday, July 31, 2009

WASHINGTON--The DME MAC medical directors have refused to drop a new policy for billing for wheelchairs repairs that went into effect April 1, 2009, AAHomecare reported in June. In a letter to President Tyler Wilson, the medical directors stated they have the authority to make determinations regarding payment amounts and units of service allowed for wheelchair repairs. They also stated: “Reimbursement for repair time includes reimbursement for travel to the beneficiary’s home.”