CMS calls for additional documentation

Saturday, November 30, 2002

WASHINGTON - CMS is proposing modifications to the CMN process that would formalize the DMERC's license to require "supporting documentation necessary to make appropriate claims determinations."

Published Nov. 18 in the Federal Register, the proposed revision to the CMN would require HME providers and physicians to "supply additional routine supporting documentation" on an as needed basis. CMS characterizes the likely frequency of the requests for more documentation as occasional.

The proposed revision will be out for public comment for 60 days, or until Jan. 17. The new CMN would be implemented upon approval by the Office of Management and Budget. HME