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Providers debate CMNs, templates

June 5, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - While respiratory providers say they might support doing away with CMNs for oxygen, some aren't sure about the potential for an electronic clinical template to replace them.“I think asking the physician to fill out anything is not helpful,” said Robin Powers, billing supervisor for Friendship Home Medical Equipment in Wise, Va. “Anything they just have to sign they are OK with.”During a recent Open Door Forum, CMS sought input on whether providers would like...

Clinical Template, CMNs, Oxygen

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CMS, prosthetists at odds

August 23, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS officials may have wanted to get feedback on the data points for a proposed electronic clinical template, but it was clear on a recent call that stakeholders remain frustrated with the agency.“It's all very well and good to make this template, but there's absolutely no accountability to the physician if they either refuse or don't document appropriately to support what it is they are prescribing,” said Joe McTernan, director of coding and reimbursement services, education...

Clinical Template, Prosthetics

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