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PA program spreads out

Stakeholders continue to laud program, but they’re still keeping an eye on it

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders expect it to be mostly business as usual on Sept. 1, when CMS is set to expand a demonstration project requiring prior authorizations for standard power mobility devices nationwide.

CMS issues guidance on national PA program


WASHINGTON – CMS has published guidance for power mobility device providers on the transition to the national prior authorization program.

CMS shifts mobility codes into nat’l prior authorization program


WASHINGTON – CMS says a demonstration project requiring prior authorization requests for power mobility devices in 19 states will become permanent and will expand to all states.

CMS expands prior authorization program


WASHINGTON – CMS will roll the standard power mobility device codes that are currently part of a PMD Prior Authorization Demonstration in 19 states into the National Prior Authorization Program on Sept. 1, the agency announced late on Friday.

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.