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Compliance: Treat orders like audits

Q. How can I avoid a RAC audit?
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08/25/2015

A. The Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are back and stronger than ever with the development of a fifth team dedicated to identifying overpayments for durable medical equipment nationwide. 

Compliance: Check and check again

Q. What are the best practices for educating referral sources on the FTF documentation requirements?
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07/27/2015

A. The role of the DME provider is not only to deliver equipment and aid in a better quality of living, but also to educate the treating practitioners about Medicare and other insurance guidelines for power mobility.

Compliance: Check and check again

Q. How are providers dealing with the face-to-face requirement?
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05/26/2015

A. The Affordable Care Act requires the treating practitioner to conduct an in-person or “face-to-face” office visit with the patient prior to prescribing certain DME items, including CPAPs, hospital beds, manual wheelchairs, etc.

DMEevalumate adds respiratory program

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09/16/2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – DMEevalumate.com now offers a web-based program to help medical practitioners document a patient’s need for respiratory equipment.