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AAFP hears back from CMS on diabetes supplies

August 10, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Academy of Family Physicians has sent CMS a steady stream of letters outlining its concerns with the prescribing process for diabetic testing supplies. Finally, CMS has written back. The academy, which represents nearly 121,000 physicians, says the agency has asked for additional background information and requested further collaboration. The AAFP believes that physicians should be allowed to write prescriptions for diabetic supplies—including syringes, needles, test...

AAFP, Diabetes Supplies, Documentation

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Docs agree: Prescription process is burdensome

June 14, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LEAWOOD, Kan. - A request from family physicians to simplify the Medicare requirements for diabetes supplies could ultimately help suppliers beleaguered by audits.In a May 8 letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the Leawood, Kan.-based American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) describes the current criteria—documenting that the patient has diabetes, specifying the frequency of testing and length of need, and verifying that the glucometer is designed for home use—as “burdensome...

AAFP, All-States Medical Supply, CMS, DME, HME, Medicare

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