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In brief: NCART fights for separate billing, F&P responds to potential Trump tariff on Mexico


WASHINGTON – NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS’s decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.

CMS evaluating PMD demo


WASHINGTON – CMS has contracted with Provider Resources to conduct an evaluation of its power mobility device demonstration project.

PMD demo extended, but not expanded

By Tracy Orzel, Associate Editor

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say CMS’s decision to extend the PMD demo through August 2018 is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. 

CMS extends PMD demo


WASHINGTON – CMS will extend the PMD demo for an additional three years, until Aug. 31, 2018, according to a notice that the agency expects to publish in the Federal Register tomorrow.

Cures Act has wins, losses for HME industry

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A bright spot in the high-profile 21st Century Cures Act that the House of Representatives passed on Friday: a provision that would extend CMS’s PMD demo.

New language gives stakeholders new hope


WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have added new language to the 21st Century Cures Act to extend CMS’s power wheelchair prior authorization demonstration project, much to the relief of stakeholders.

Reporter's notebook: Is there a dark side to the PMD demo?


In a letter to the editor published in the May issue of HME News, Scooter Store founder Doug Harrison questioned the success of Medicare’s PMD demo, pointing to a 69% decrease in utilization.

Will the PMD demo expire?


WASHINGTON – A demo project requiring prior authorizations for power mobility devices has been hailed a success by all those involved, yet it’s due to expire Aug. 31.

PMD demo is working


BALTIMORE – Spending on power mobility devices (PMDs) continues to decrease in PMD demo states and non-demo states alike.

PMD demo removes ‘mystery’


WASHINGTON – The expansion of Medicare’s PMD demonstration project has many providers tickled pink. 

The demo expanded to 12 additional states on Oct. 1, bringing the total number to 19.