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OIG pushes monthly rentals for all PMDs

May 23, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicare could save millions if it sought legislation to shift from a lump-sum purchase option to a monthly rental payment for all power mobility devices, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in May. In January 2011, Medicare eliminated the lump-sum purchase option for standard power wheelchairs, a move that saved $86 million from 2011 to 2014, according to the OIG. If legislation were in place to also eliminate this option for scooters and complex...

Lump-sum purchase, Monthly rental, Office of Inspector General (OIG), scooters

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