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Billing report shows increase in CPAP use

March 28, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

There may be more Medicare beneficiaries using CPAP devices than ever before, but that's to be expected as awareness of obstructive sleep apnea—and its risks—grows, say providers.“Every day, there's a new co-morbidity associated with sleep apnea,” said Eric Parkill, vice president of clinical operations/corporate compliance for Home Medical Professionals in Gainesville, Ga. “Then, those specialists pick it up and it snowballs from there.”In January, CMS released...

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Billing report finds spike in PAP use

February 7, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The number of beneficiaries receiving PAP devices for a one-year time period grew 13%, while the total number of beneficiaries receiving all DMEPOS items during the same period fell 1%, according to a recently released comparative billing report.Compiled by eGlobal Tech and Palmetto GBA, the report used data from claims processed by the DME MACs between July 2012 and June 2013. They also found allowed charges on PAP devices rose 23%, when allowed charges for all DMEPOS items fell by...

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