HME News reached out to providers in September to find out how the PMD demo was going.
The verdict: “It’s too soon to tell.”
WASHINGTON – With the power mobility demo emphasizing proper documentation and CMS’s electronic clinical template still in the relatively early stages, template programs can help, developers say.
BALTIMORE – As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning.
WASHINGTON – Despite protest from HME stakeholders, CMS officials stated during an Open Door Forum Aug. 29 that a new power mobility demonstration project would kick off as scheduled Sept. 1.
WASHINGTON – The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date.
WASHINGTON – The newest draft version of an operations guide for the power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project includes a word providers have been hoping to see: accessories.
BALTIMORE – Providers want to know: how do you determine the medical necessity of a power wheelchair when you don't consider the accessories added to meet a patient's needs?
WASHINGTON – CMS last week released a draft version of an operational guide for the seven-state power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project.
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