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AAH surveys providers on PMD demo

May 15, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's Complex Rehab & Mobility Council is collecting feedback from providers about the prior authorization demonstration project for power mobility devices currently taking place in 19 states. Responses to the council's brief online survey are due by May 25. “The PMD prior authorization program has been a win-win for the HME industry and for CMS, and information from this survey will bolster our efforts in working toward a nationwide, permanent prior authorization...

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CMS plans to extend PMD demo

February 9, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - It looks like CMS plans to extend a demonstration project requiring prior authorizations for power mobility devices, according to a notice posted in the Federal Register on Feb. 7. The demo, in place in 19 states, is set to expire at the end of August. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires federal agencies to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of...

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CMS expands online submissions for PMD demo

January 9, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Jurisdictions A, C, and D are now accepting PMD prior authorization requests online through the electronic submissions of Medical Documentation (esMD) system, according to a CMS announcement. The move is designed to reduce provider costs and cycle time by minimizing and eventually eliminating the paper processing and mailing of medical documentation to review contractors, the announcement said. A secondary goal is to reduce the costs and time of review contractors. Using esMD is voluntary....

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Hearing scheduled to examine PMD waste and fraud

September 14, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A Senate Aging Committee hearing next week will focus on new Medicare prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMDs). The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m., will review a three-year CMS demonstration project requiring prior authorizations for PMDs in seven states. The states under the microscope—California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Florida and Texas—are where government officials believe PMD fraud is most prevalent....

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PMD demo start date: Sept. 1

August 2, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date. The three-year demo will begin Sept. 1, according to a notice CMS filed in the Federal Register Aug. 1. The notice states that the primary reason for the demo is to reduce Medicare fraud. "Power mobility devices have had historically high incidents of fraud and improper payments,” it states. “Although we recognize that many improper payments are not the...

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