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DME MAC outlines provider responsibilities

October 24, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has yet to issue official guidance concerning abandoned oxygen patients, other than to say the new providers who pick them up can bill for new 36-month rental periods. But during an educational session at Medtrade earlier this month, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC outlined several responsibilities, according to AAHomecare. They include: proving the oxygen therapy is medically necessary; obtaining proof that the former provider is leaving the business; and treating the first month rental...

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CMS throws safety net to oxygen patients

August 30, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - It appears CMS has finally realized that you can't get blood from a stone—or oxygen equipment and services from an HME provider that has gone out of business.CMS announced on Aug. 22 that, effective immediately, a new provider can replace oxygen equipment and restart a 36-month rental period when another provider exits the business. The agency will consider the original equipment lost.“CMS is hearing that oxygen patients are being abandoned,” said Kim Brummett, senior...

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