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Early results mixed, but optimism reigns

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10/24/2012

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.”

Early results mixed, but optimism reigns

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10/24/2012

 

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.”

There's an app for that

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09/25/2012

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. 

Mobility Expert

In brief: Re-supply guidance released, NRRTS pushes bill

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08/31/2012

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.

Full steam ahead for PMD demo

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08/31/2012

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.

PMD demo start date: Sept. 1

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08/02/2012

WASHINGTON – The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date.

PMD demo: CMS may change stance on accessories

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07/27/2012

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.

CMS: Accessories not part of PMD demo

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06/29/2012

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?

CMS puts demo details on paper

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05/04/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS last week released a draft version of an operational guide for the seven-state power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project.