CMNs and DIFs=Rocket science?
Are certificates of medical necessity (CMNs) and DME information forms (DIFs) that confusing to fill out and submit?
The Hills Have Eyes dvd 2 Days in Paris download I hope so, considering Noridian Administrative Services just published a bulletin that states claims denied due to issues with CMNs and DIFs represent 35% of the appeals workload in Jurisdiction D.
What's up with that?
The claims denials and resulting appeals aren’t cheap, either. The denials cost Medicare, on average, $1.4 million for just one year. An appeal costs providers, on average, $36.74.
That's a lot in a world where every penny counts.
As part of the bulletin, Noridian offered tips to ensure claims aren't denied due to CMN and DIF issues. Things like submit the forms with initial claims, and make sure all necessary information is present on the forms.
That doesn't seem like rocket science to me.