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AAH: Keep using WOPDs—for now


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare recommends that providers continue to obtain written orders prior to delivery for HME until CMS publishes a “required list.”

'Wiser' CMS executes new order


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are cautiously optimistic that CMS’s new standard written order will streamline documentation and reduce denials for HME.

WOPD requirement still problematic


WASHINGTON – CMS has been enforcing the written order prior to delivery (WOPD) requirement for a year now, but compliance is still a road filled with potholes for many HME providers, industry stakeholders say.

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

Friday, April 4, 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.