DME MAC issues wheelchair bulletin

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

FARGO, N.D. --Noridian Administrative Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction D, issued a reminder for physician orders for manual wheelchairs in November stating, “a detailed product description may be completed and sent to the physician for approval only after the supplier receives a verbal or preliminary written order and sees the patient.” NAS has learned that providers have been asking physicians to sign and date detailed product descriptions of manual wheelchairs with accessories and calling that a detailed written order.