WASHINGTON – CMS has announced the first two codes that will require prior authorization as a condition of payment.
WASHINGTON – CMS has published an FAQ for the prior authorization p
WASHINGTON – CMS will extend the PMD demo for an additional three years, until Aug. 31, 2018, according to a notice that the agency expects to publish in the Federal Register tomorrow.
WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have accomplished the first of two goals in their bid to reform Medicare’s audit program.
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YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.
WASHINGTON – CMS officials last week acknowledged that some providers feel “angst” about prior authorizations (PAs), but they say, given a chance, the process will prove beneficial.
YARMOUTH, Maine – A majority of HME providers welcome the idea of prior authorizations for certain DME, but they say Medicare’s proposed timeline for returning decisions is unreasonable.
BALTIMORE – CMS may implement prior authorizations for certain durable equipment, it announced May 22.
YARMOUTH, Maine – Since the first of the year, CPAP providers have seen an onslaught of policy changes among private insurers that have made it harder for them to do business.
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