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On the Move

Do you hear what I hear?

October 22, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

In the beginning of the Sept. 19 PMD demo congressional hearing, the two senators there thought that mobility companies that advertise on TV were pulling something over on American taxpayers. (Just watch the opening remarks and you'll see what I mean.) They even played commercials from both Hoveround and The Scooter Store (no idea how old or new these were, since I don't watch a lot of TV and hadn't seen either one before.) I did feel that, from Scooter Store VP Michael Clark's testimony, and...

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On the Move

Surprises in The Scooter Store's testimony

October 3, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

I don't know if you've had a chance to look at The Scooter Store's testimony from the Sept. 19 congressional hearing, but there's some really interesting stuff in there. Fraud and abuse suggestions The Scooter Store has recommended two things I'd never heard people talk about before to prevent fraud and abuse. 1. Mandated equipment serial number tracking system. The Scooter Store says this would allow CMS to verify that provider claims represent real deliveries of real equipment from authorized manufacturers. 2....

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Also Noted

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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