ROCKY HILL, Conn., and FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The capped rental rule will squeeze cash flow and generate more paperwork, national mobility providers say, but it’s not altering their strategies just yet.
YARMOUTH, Maine – What’s the impact on manufacturers of the transition to capped-rental status for certain complex rehab items?
So far, they’re hedging their bets.
WASHINGTON – Although providers hoped to hear “April Fools,” the rule transitioning certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status went into effect Tuesday as planned.
WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers has asked CMS to delay the transition of certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status on April 1.
WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers has written to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to express concerns with CMS’s plans to transition certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status on April 1.
WASHINGTON – CMS announced Feb. 24 that it seeks public comments on how to take its competitive bidding program for DME nationwide on Jan. 1, 2016.
Complex rehab stakeholders say lawmakers had the same reaction they did to Medicare’s plan to transition certain complex rehab codes to capped rental status.
WASHINGTON – The day-to-day reality of providing certain complex rehab equipment as capped rental items is unrealistic, providers say.
There’s a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner.
WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision to pay for repairs for capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24, is a step in the right direction, but not a solution, industry stakeholders say.
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