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CMS bulks up PA program

Agency also adds four codes to ‘Master List’
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04/19/2019

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

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06/08/2018

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

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05/15/2018

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

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02/09/2018

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

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11/23/2016

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

OIG issues mid-year update

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06/08/2016

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?
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12/11/2015

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

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01/23/2015

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

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12/06/2013

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

Audited providers fight fire with fire

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07/24/2013

Faced with more audits for power mobility devices than ever, providers are taking drastic measures to appeal denials. 

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