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Regulatory updates from AAHomecare: Oxygen payments, supplier standards

November 29, 2016HME News Staff

Starting April 1, 2017, the fee schedule amount for stationary oxygen equipment will be increased if either of the following applies: 1.) if the prescribed amount for stationary equipment exceeds 4 liters per minute, the amount will be increased 50%; or 2.) if portable oxygen is prescribed, the amount for portable equipment will be added to the amount for stationary equipment. If both situations apply, the DME MACs will have to use the higher amount of the two, but they cannot use both adjustments…CMS...

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GAO on oxygen: Stop bundling payments

February 14, 2011HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Congress should consider reducing payments for home oxygen therapy, according to a report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The 58-page report, titled “Refining Payment Methodology Has Potential to Lower Program and Beneficiary Spending,” recommends that CMS remove payment for portable oxygen refills from the payment for stationary equipment. The GAO came to this conclusion after interviewing eight private insurers. It found, for example, that...

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