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Review finds 70% error rate for VEDs

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07/03/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – In a first quarter 2014 widespread payment review of vacuum erection devices (VEDs), National Government Services examined 67 claims and denied 47, for an error rate of 70%, according to a release.

High denial rate for power wheelchairs

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01/31/2014

INDIANAPOLIS - National Government Services denied 79.8% of power wheelchair claims between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 because paperwork failed to demonstrate beneficiaries’ needs, according to a recent bulletin.

Contractor warns of delays with paper claims

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01/14/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, is experiencing delays updating the optical character recognition system it implemented to process CMS-1500 paper claims.

What’s behind PMD demo denials?

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11/05/2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Prior authorization requests submitted as part of the PMD demo are being denied because of conflicting information in face-to-face examinations and other medical records, and insufficient face-to-face examination information, National Government Services announced in a recent bulletin.

In brief: Gov’t delays hearings, Cardinal highlights AssuraMed

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11/01/2013

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will defer assignments for hearings—possibly up to 28 months, according to a recent notice.

DME MAC puts nebulizers under review

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11/01/2013

INDIANAPOLIS – National Government Services, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, plans to conduct a widespread prepayment review of nebulizers, related drugs, accessories and dispensing fees, it announced Oct. 29.

Prepay review shows substantial error rate

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10/18/2013

BALTIMORE – National Government Services, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, is conducting a widespread prepay review of power wheelchairs without power seating options.

CMS launches PMD demo website

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03/28/2013

WASHINGTON – National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, has developed a new website for providers submitting prior authorization requests as part of the PMD demo in seven states.

Review finds 80% error rate for power wheelchairs

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02/28/2013

WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of power wheelchair claims processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 80% error rate, according to National Government Services (NSG), the DME MAC there. Of 1,022 claims processed from Oct. 1 2012­–Dec.

Review finds 85.6% error rate for intermittent caths

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02/28/2013

WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of intermittent catheterization kits processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 85.6% error rate, according to National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC there. Of 257 claims processed from Sept. 1–Dec.

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