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In brief: Senators push oxygen template, DME MACs publish supplies guidance

February 9, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., urge CMS to adopt a standardized template instead of a medical record review to ensure access to supplemental oxygen for patients.   In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the senators state:  “We ask that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) remove barriers for patient access to supplemental oxygen by establishing clear requirements for determining the medical necessity...

3D printing, Home medical supplies, Home Oxygen, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Orthotics, Template, VGM & Associates

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DME MACs issue 3D guidance

February 7, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs and the Pricing Data Analysis & Coding (PDAC) contractor have released long-awaited guidance on the use of 3D printing and digital scanning for custom fabricated orthoses. They state that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, can be an acceptable alternative to traditional custom fabrication, if the method used meets the definition of custom fabricated in the DMEPOS Quality Standards, Appendix C. This reminder is consistent with the position of the American Orthotic...

3D printing, Orthotics

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