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Stakeholders await instructions on PA process

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – The cancellation of a Jan. 26 Special Open Door Forum on the upcoming prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes means industry stakeholders will have to wait longer to get their concerns and questions addressed.

CMS announces first codes up for PA process

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12/21/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced the first two codes that will require prior authorization as a condition of payment.

CMS answers questions about prior auth process

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02/02/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has published an FAQ for the prior authorization p

CMS extends PMD demo

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07/14/2015

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.

Bill provides ammo for audit reform

‘Hopefully it will spur CMS to do something more quickly’
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05/29/2015

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have accomplished the first of two goals in their bid to reform Medicare’s audit program.

Staying paid

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Monday, May 18, 2015
Don Chrysler

I would like to respond to Doug Harrison’s letter to the editor "Warning shot" (see below).

Demo set to arrive in 12 new states

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09/12/2014

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.

CMS dishes on new prior auth proposal

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06/20/2014

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.

Providers debate prior auth proposal

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06/13/2014

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.

CMS eyes expansion of prior auths

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05/23/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS may implement prior authorizations for certain durable equipment, it announced May 22.

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