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RAC adds beds, manual wheelchairs to audits

February 7, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has received approval to audit hospital beds and manual wheelchairs, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. The issue names are “Hospital Beds: Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements” and “Manual Wheelchairs: Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements.”  These are both complex reviews and the RAC will be determining whether the items were reasonable and necessary based on the medical record. The RAC...

Hospital beds, Manual Wheelchairs, RAC audits

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Prepay reviews threaten access

July 24, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers say heavy volumes of prepay reviews have made them more cautious about providing hospital beds and certain other equipment to Medicare beneficiaries.The end result will be decreased access, they say.“(Medicare) has no clue about the ramifications of these claim denials,” said Glenn Steinke, owner of Bishop, Calif.-based Airway Medical. “The last prepay review had an error rate of 92%. Could 92% of patients really not need their hospital beds?”After...

Home Medical Equipment, Hospital beds, Prepay reviews

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