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SWO alleviates confusion for PMDs


WASHINGTON – Providers of power mobility devices have perhaps the most to gain from a new standard written order that went into effect Jan. 1, stakeholders say.

CMS bulks up PA program

Agency also adds four codes to ‘Master List’

WASHINGTON – CMS has added seven codes for complex rehab power mobility devices and five codes for support surfaces to the national prior authorization program, AAHomecare reports.
The agency will roll the PMD codes into the program within 90 days, or July 21 by the association’s estimates.

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.

AAH surveys providers on PMD demo


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Complex Rehab & Mobility Council is collecting feedback from providers about the prior authorization demonstration project for power mobility devices currently taking place in 19 states.

CMS plans to extend PMD demo


WASHINGTON – It looks like CMS plans to extend a demonstration project requiring prior authorizations for power mobility devices, according to a notice posted in the Federal Register on Feb. 7.

Q&A: Permobil’s Darren Jernigan on a tough election


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This election hasn’t been easy on anyone, even on those who won.

OIG issues mid-year update


WASHINGTON – Power mobility devices and orthotic braces are among the product categories under review by the Office of Inspector General, according to a new report.

The OIG released its Mid-Year Update for 2016 on June 7.

Changing PMD rules create moving target

Did OIG use right rules for right time period?

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Office of Inspector General’s recent audit of mobility giant Hoveround raises questions about how the agency applies standards and extrapolates overpayment amounts.

PMD claims without G code are suspect, OIG says


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) calls into question claims for power mobility devices (PMDs) without corresponding G-code claims in a new report.

PMD template: Time to re-engage, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – A proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs) is now being tested.