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CMS launches PMD demo website


WASHINGTON – National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, has developed a new website for providers submitting prior authorization requests as part of the PMD demo in seven states.

DMEevalumate launches online training guide


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – has launched an online training guide to help providers of power mobility devices (PMDs) comply with proper documentation standards.

MedForce Technologies certified as HIH


CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. – MedForce Technologies has been certified as a Health Information Handler (HIH), according to a press release.

Sometimes freezing is the better option

Friday, January 25, 2013

It’s been a chilly week here at HME News World HQ, with temps in the low single digits dipping into the negative double digits. 

Last winter was my first back in southern Maine after living along the Canadian border, and it was warm and wonderful, with only about two snowstorms. 


PMD demo: Approval rate improves


GWCC – A month and a half into the PMD demo, things are looking up, says Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products.

AAH: Delay PMD demo


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare on Monday called for CMS to delay a PMD demo scheduled to start Sept. 1 because the agency still hasn’t released a final version of instructions.

Proposal would 'destroy' power wheelchair benefit

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wheelchair providers have some pretty strong words for a proposal in the president’s budget for 2012 that would require prepayment reviews for all standard power wheelchairs.

New Jersey


TRENTON, N. J. - Providers here got thrown for a loop when the state announced it would reinstitute a prior authorization (PA) process for incontinence supplies–and gave them only three week's notice.