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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.

Demo set to arrive in 12 new states


YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.

CMS answers questions about PMD demo


WASHINGTON – CMS officials assured providers during a Special Open Door Forum last week that there won’t be any surprises when the PMD demo rolls into 12 new states Oct. 1.