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Billing report finds spike in PAP use

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02/07/2014

WASHINGTON – The number of beneficiaries receiving PAP devices for a one-year time period grew 13%, while the total number of beneficiaries receiving all DMEPOS items during the same period fell 1%, according to a recently released comparative billing report.

CMS didn’t think through capped rental change, providers say

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01/31/2014

WASHINGTON – The day-to-day reality of providing certain complex rehab equipment as capped rental items is unrealistic, providers say.

In brief: GAO rejects protest, Hoveround lays off 20

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01/31/2014

NEW YORK – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied Rotech’s protest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unreasonably ignored recent, relevant information when it decided Rotech wasn’t financially fit to win contracts to supply veterans with home oxygen equipment, Law360 reports.

CMS repairs web glitch

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01/27/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CMS has corrected an issue in the DME MAC claim system that had been affecting processing, CGS said in a Jan. 24 bulletin.

PECOS preparation pays off, providers say

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01/24/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS on Jan. 6 officially began denying claims with the names of physicians not enrolled in PECOS, and providers say so far, so good.

OIG to CMS: Review oversight process for CERT

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01/20/2014

BALTIMORE – The error rate reduction plans of Medicare claims administrator contractors are not always relevant to CERT results and vary substantially in number, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

CMS reports PECOS-related glitch

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01/16/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS.

CMS addresses Scooter Store repair issues

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01/16/2014

BALTIMORE – Medicare can pay for repairs to capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24, 2013, according to a bulletin from CMS.

In brief: MACs miss standards, health spending stays low

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01/10/2014

BALTIMORE – Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS’s performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

MACs miss performance standards, OIG finds

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01/10/2014

BATLIMORE – Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS’s performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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