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New payment eases process

July 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Medicaid now pays physical and occupational therapists separately for wheelchair evaluations. The state's Department of Human Services added CPT Code 97542 (wheelchair assessment, fitting, training—each 15 minutes) to its fee schedule for coverage effective May 1. “We were having PTs and OTs at hospitals and clinics refuse to do these assessments because they weren't getting paid for them,” said Barb Stockert, who is the co-state chairperson...

Barb Stockert, Medicaid, North Dakota

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Medicaid roundup: Changes in North Dakota, South Dakota

April 30, 2019HME News Staff

The North Dakota House of Representatives and Senate have passed H.B. 1115, a bill that prevents the Medicaid program from requiring “prior authorization, additional documentation not required by Medicare or additional prescription requirements of DME and supplies to process a claim for Medicaid-eligible individuals who are also eligible for Medicare if any item has been paid by Medicare, unless the item is not covered by Medicaid,” according to MAMES. The legislature passed the bill...

Medicaid, North Dakota, South Dakota

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