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DME MACs publish new guidance for supplies

DME MACs publish new guidance for supplies

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs, in a Dear Physician Letter this week, provided guidelines on completing the standard written order for PAP and RAD supplies, emphasizing key elements like beneficiary information, order date, item description, treating practitioner details and signature. 

The letter also encourages physicians to use general descriptions like “CPAP Mask” or “Mask - Fit to Comfort” to accommodate mask variations without requiring a new SWO for each change. 

“This flexibility not only reduces administrative burdens but also ensures patients receive the most suitable masks and supplies without delays,” AAHomecare stated. “By streamlining paperwork, health care providers and DMEPOS suppliers can focus on patient care. “ 

AAHomecare thanked the DME MAC medical directors for the additional guidance, as well as the volunteer leadership of the DME MAC Jurisdiction councils and the association’s HME/RT and Regulatory councils, which helped advocate for the change.


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