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Compliance: Treat orders like audits

August 25, 2015Jamie Loper

A. The Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are back and stronger than ever with the development of a fifth team dedicated to identifying overpayments for durable medical equipment nationwide.A referral is only as good as the documentation that supports it. If the paperwork isn't compliant, the DME provider is at a higher risk of failing an audit.There is a common misbelief among competitive bid winners that they are exempt from audits but this is not the case. The RAC is a for-profit entity that generates...

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Compliance: Check and check again

July 27, 2015Jamie Loper

A. The role of the DME provider is not only to deliver equipment and aid in a better quality of living, but also to educate the treating practitioners about Medicare and other insurance guidelines for power mobility. DME providers should turn education into an opportunity to increase referrals.The most common methods of educating physicians include: mailing the Medicare “Dear Physician” letters; emailing CMS newsletters; and conducting in-person visits.The provider who uses a combination...

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Compliance: Check and check again

May 26, 2015Jamie Loper

A. The Affordable Care Act requires the treating practitioner to conduct an in-person or “face-to-face” office visit with the patient prior to prescribing certain DME items, including CPAPs, hospital beds, manual wheelchairs, etc. The practitioner must document the face-to-face encounter, detailing the need for each prescribed item. Providers are required to obtain compliant documentation prior to delivery.ACA contained surprises beyond the additional face-to-face requirement. Never before...

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DMEevalumate adds respiratory program

September 16, 2013HME News Staff

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - DMEevalumate.com now offers a web-based program to help medical practitioners document a patient's need for respiratory equipment. The program uses an electronic template to help a user document and produce medical justification for oxygen, CPAP and BiPAP devices. “The question-and-answer process takes less than 10 minutes and DME providers and practitioners no longer have to spend hours researching and second-guessing what information is required,” stated Jaime Loper,...

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