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MedForce Technologies certified as HIH

March 8, 2013HME News Staff

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. - MedForce Technologies has been certified as a Health Information Handler (HIH), according to a press release. HIH certification authorizes MedForce to submit medical record documentation and prior authorization requests for power mobility devices (PMDs) directly to CMS as part of the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) program. To become certified, MedForce underwent extensive testing with CMS. The certification renders unnecessary any additional parties...

CMS, esMD, HIH certification, MedForce Technologies, PMD, Prior Authorization

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PMD demo: CMS to offer reasons for denials

January 18, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders say help is on the way for providers who are still getting denials for prior authorization requests submitted as part of the new PMD demo.CMS is collecting comments on a list of reason statements that spell out exactly why prior authorization requests are denied, giving providers a better idea of what needs to be fixed before resubmitting them.“These are definitely going to help,” said Peggy Walker, a billing and reimbursement adviser for U.S. Rehab....

AAHomecare, CMS, esMD, Mobility, PMD demo, U.S. Rehab

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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....

CMS, Demonstration, DMEPOS, esMD, PMD, Prior Authorization

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