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DME MAC launches manual wheelchair prepay probe

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12/22/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected so far by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including the adult tilt-in-space models, coded E1161.

Reporter's notebook: Crash course in charting and other calamities

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09/26/2014

For years, HME providers have been trying to teach physicians what they need to include in their chart notes, often to no avail, says Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North.

Consultants offer collections advice

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06/20/2014

It’s no secret that providers have historically shied away from going after beneficiaries who are slow to pay, but in an environment where every dollar counts that’s changing, say consultants.

Collecting at any cost

‘You’ll do whatever it takes to get that money’
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06/13/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – When provider Tammy Zelenko gets ready to close the books on her fiscal year every June, she strives to close out outstanding patient balances.

Sometimes, that means offering a discount to patients to get them to pay up.

ICD-10 still lurks in shadows

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04/25/2014

The implementation date for ICD-10 may have been delayed until at least Oct. 1, 2015, but the transition to the new code set, when it does happen, will still likely muck up the process for HME, industry consultants say.

Take PECOS seriously, stakeholders say

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11/08/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has set a new start date for denying DME claims with the names of physicians who are not enrolled in PECOS and, this time, it may stick, industry stakeholders say.