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Documentation update: Stakeholders push templates, e-prescribing

February 8, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - What's to come of all of those draft clinical templates that CMS released in 2018?There seemed to be a flurry of them last year, but the agency's efforts in this area go back years, including a template for prostheses in 2013.“We're hoping this year to really push them on this,” said Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare. “The thing with CMS is that everything takes so long, so we plan to continue to pressure them.”When stakeholders...

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CMS updates draft e-template for oxygen

January 6, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS held a Special Open Door Forum on Jan. 5 to discuss the third draft of its electronic clinical template for home oxygen therapy.This newest draft of the template includes suggested clinical data elements and visual examples for the order, face-to-face encounter and lab test results.CMS took into account comments to:. provide clear headings for related sets for data elements (e.g. beneficiary information);. provide a visual example of each data element and its value set;. add elements...

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Providers to CMS: Yes, please drop CMNs

May 29, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMNs/DIFs are a burden HME stakeholders would like to see eliminated, they told CMS officials during an Open Door Forum last week.“There was a time and place for CMNs,” said Ronda Buhrmester, a reimbursement specialist for The VGM Group, during the forum. “Providers already have to gather that info in the progress notes and it is redundant. It's time to eliminate CMNs.”Currently, CMNs are required for oxygen, pneumatic compression devices, osteogenesis stimulators,...

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