CMS has passed a rule stating that most DME items require a face-to-face encounter with a physician, PA, NP or CNS for payment. The implementation of this rule has been delayed from July 1 to Oct. 1, but it’s worth reviewing and preparing for the rule now.
MiraVista, in collaboration with providers of Group 3 products, successfully initiated discussions with the Jurisdiction C RAC, Connolly Healthcare, to secure modifications to a disruptive automated review.
Editor’s note: This is an email that provider Patrick Naeger sent to the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., following the April 24 congressional hearing to review provider business practices and Medicare audits.
Conspicuously absent from the list of bid winners for Round 2 of competitive bidding is New Braunfels, Texas-based The Scooter Store, which has essentially closed. CBS News takes considerable credit for “exposing” the practices that led to an investigation.
The announcement of the merger between AAHomecare and NAIMES was something I have been waiting to see. Everyone I have spoken to feels as I do, that the new association will be able to become the effective voice we need in Washington, D.C.