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Stakeholders spotlight flaws in PMD repair process


WASHINGTON – An upcoming review of PMD repairs by the Office of Inspector General raises the stakes for providers who are already grappling with a requirement that doesn’t always match every day realities.

OIG to review PAP supplies, PMD repairs


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has updated its Work Plan to include new reviews for PAP replacement supplies and power mobility device repairs.

Approved PAR? Proceed with caution, consultants say


YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry consultants warn a recent uptick in the number of approved prior authorization requests (PARs) isn’t always a good thing.

PA program spreads out

Stakeholders continue to laud program, but they’re still keeping an eye on it

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders expect it to be mostly business as usual on Sept. 1, when CMS is set to expand a demonstration project requiring prior authorizations for standard power mobility devices nationwide.

CMS issues guidance on national PA program


WASHINGTON – CMS has published guidance for power mobility device providers on the transition to the national prior authorization program.

PMDRX gets representation


GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX has signed an exclusive territorial marketing agreement with MSL Associates in Tampa, Fla. MSL, a marketing, sales and logistics company, has representation in 21 states and Puerto Rico.

U.S. Rehab revamps training program


WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, a division of The VGM Group, has revamped its popular Tech Training program to provide a “deeper dive” into repairs for power mobility equipment.

PMD claims without G codes spell trouble, OIG says


WASHINGTON – Providers shouldn’t be held responsible for power mobility device (PMD) claims without G codes, stakeholders say.

Armadillos? Van rental fleets? A brave new rehab world


YARMOUTH, Maine – Whether it’s due to the financial realities of providing power mobility at competitive bidding rates or living without Medicare at all, providers say the old way of doing things just doesn’t work anymore.

RACs mistakenly rescind some audits


BALTIMORE – Talk about a clawback. Some recent letters rescinding certain audits were sent in error, say stakeholders.