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CMS implements screening calls 

January 27, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS is having a subcontractor of the National Supplier Clearinghouse call supplier locations to make sure they’re open and available for inspection, according to AAHomecare.  Early in the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS waived the requirement that suppliers be open at a physical location a minimum of 30 hours per week (supplier standard No. 7). The waiver was lifted in July and CMS announced it would move forward with physical...

aahomecare, coronavirus outbreak, inspections, National Supplier Clearinghouse


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Some contract suppliers may not meet requirements

May 10, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - As HME stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 contract suppliers, it's become more and more clear that some may not meet various licensing requirements—a condition of winning a contract.“How are they granted awards if they didn't meet state qualifications for licensure?” asked Jeff Mastej, director of compliance and audits for Dearborn, Mich.-based Wright & Filippis.In Tennessee, for example, out-of-state contract suppliers received a letter from...

CMS, competitive bidding, dme, hme, Michigan Association for Home Care, National Supplier Clearinghouse, round 2, Tennessee Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Services, Wright & Filippis


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NSC extends enrollment period

March 14, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) has extended the window period for HME providers to determine whether or not they want to change their enrollment status with Medicare, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. Providers now have until April 15, 2013, to change their status. Any change to a provider's status is prospective only for new claims received on or after the effective date of the provider's participation. “If a provider elects to be non-participating, they...

aahomecare, Andrea Stark, CMS, Medicare, MiraVista, National Supplier Clearinghouse


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NSC update: 'Hopefully, the worst is over'

April 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I heard from a couple of different providers on March 31 who had just gotten their Medicare billing numbers reinstated—one called on the phone, the other posted a comment on hmenews.com. “Theresa, do you remember me?” asked the caller. “I just got my number reinstated, but only to March 27. What about all those other months of rental on my equipment?” That provider's lawmaker had written a letter on his behalf and within two weeks he had his number back, although...

Medicare billing, National Supplier Clearinghouse


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Is the NSC backlog easing up?

March 31, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The call came in around 3 this afternoon. "Theresa, do you remember me?" asked the caller. "I just got my billing number reinstated, but only to March 27. What about all those other months of rental on my equipment?" That provider's lawmaker had written a letter on his behalf and within two weeks he had his number back, although he is still seeking to bill retroactively the date he relinquished it. Meanwhile, the volume of calls to the National Supplier Clearinghouse Advisory Committee has dwindled,...

CMS, e-SP, Medicare, Medicare, National Supplier Clearinghouse, NSC


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On the Editor's Desk

CMS: Master of the double standard

March 17, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CMS expects HME providers to have their ducks in a row. When providers submit claims, for example, the agency expects those claims to adhere to certain coverage policy and documentation requirements. It doesn't matter if the day a provider submits his claims he's understaffed and can't get them to his billing manager for final review, resulting in some Is not dotted and Ts not crossed. If claims don't meet the requirements, there's a price to pay—sometimes, a big one. It's only fair that providers...

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