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Permobil revamps website


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has re-launched its website, the company said in recent press release.

Demo needs tweaks


The PMD demo could work in other states, say stakeholders—if a few key changes are made. 

Scooter Store layoffs follow in wake of Round 2 announcement


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Despite budgeting for the impact of Round 2 of competitive bidding, steeper-than-expected rate reductions have forced The Scooter Store to cut 150 more jobs.

Tired of the 'ping pong effect'?


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new company that helps physicians complete the required documentation for power mobility devices (PMDs) says it has a 100% approval rate on prior authorization requests.

Calif. claims may be hit with two reviews

Stakeholders hope claims won't need prepay and prior authorization

WASHINGTON – The industry hopes that the prior authorizations required by a new PMD demonstration project will eliminate the need for prepay reviews. That hope will face its first test in California.

Template trouble: Change worries stakeholders


BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders aren't pleased with one aspect of the newest version of the proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs): the removal of anything referencing use outside the home.

No template—electronic or otherwise—anytime soon


WASHINGTON – Providers who were hopeful that the proposed electronic clinical template for power wheelchairs would be ready for this summer’s demonstration project were disappointed last week.

Providers throw technology at their documentation woes


Provider Gary Cox was sick of chasing doctors around for proper documentation for power mobility devices. So he developed a website that walks them through the process.

Our government at its finest

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a report yesterday that questions the error rate for DME claims for fiscal year 2008.  Each year, CMS’s Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contractor conducts medical reviews