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DME MAC issues face-to-face clarification

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09/18/2014

WASHINGTON - The face-to-face requirement only applies to written orders for Medicare payment, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

DME MAC releases oxygen, CPAP review data

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05/29/2014

HINGHAM, Mass. – NHIC found a 44% denial rate for oxygen and oxygen equipment as part of a review of claims filed between Jan. 1, 2014, and March 31, 2014.

Appeals court sides with CMS contractor

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11/16/2012

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rebuffed a former HME provider who fought an audit and won, then filed a $10 million lawsuit against the CMS contractor that conducted the audit.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

If I'm an idiot, what is CMS?

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Monday, June 14, 2010

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk at HME News' world headquarters here in Yarmouth, Maine, when as often happens, my phone rang.

I picked up the receiver and said, "Hello, this is Mike."