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PMD data not clear-cut, stakeholders say

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10/25/2013

WASHINGTON – Spending on power mobility devices in seven states has dropped nearly 50%, from $20 million in September 2012 to $11 million in June 2013, according to a recent CMS update on the PMD demo.

PMD demo: Spending plummets across the country

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10/22/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has cut spending for power mobility devices by more than half since the PMD demo began, according to a Sept. 28 update.

PMD Demo: CMS's takeaway

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09/24/2013

HME News reached out to CMS in September to ask for its thoughts on the PMD demo after one year. Here’s what the agency had to say:

How is the demo going?

Could bidding throw a wrench in the PMD demo?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You probably know Doug Westerdahl of Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair. He’s extremely active in the complex rehab community and is a very sharp businessman.

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Demo needs tweaks

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05/24/2013

The PMD demo could work in other states, say stakeholders—if a few key changes are made. 

CMS on PMD demo: Denials increase, spending drops

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05/03/2013

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say CMS’s recent update on the PMD demo doesn’t paint the whole picture.

Update on PMD demo: Spending drops 50%

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04/30/2013

BALTIMORE – Spending on power mobility devices (PMDs) has taken a nosedive ever since CMS implemented a demonstration project that requires providers to submit prior authorization requests before supplying equipment.

Demo frustrates in Jurisdiction B

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04/26/2013

WASHINGTON – Sending in each power wheelchair prior authorization request to the DME MAC multiple times has added more than a month of wait time for patients, says provider Lu Ann Davis.

CMS launches PMD demo website

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03/28/2013

WASHINGTON – National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, has developed a new website for providers submitting prior authorization requests as part of the PMD demo in seven states.

CMS dishes on demo

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02/25/2013

HME News reached out to CMS to get its thoughts on the PMD demo. Here’s what the agency had to say.

How’s it going?

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