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GAO: Extend prior auth program

May 23, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS should continue with its prior authorization programs and expand prior authorizations to include power wheelchair accessories, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.The prior authorization demonstration project launched in seven states in 2012 and was expanded to an additional 12 states in 2014. Originally set to expire Aug. 31, 2015, the deadline was pushed to Aug. 31, 2018 and CMS has not announced plans to extend the deadline again.The GAO estimates...

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CMS eyes expansion of prior auths

May 23, 2014HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - CMS may implement prior authorizations for certain durable equipment, it announced May 22.Through a proposed rule to be published in the May 28 Federal Register, the agency will seek comments on the prior authorization process, as well as criteria for establishing a list of DME that is frequently overutilized. The agency has a “master list” of 134 codes that meet the criteria and that could be subject to prior authorization. It includes lower limb prostheses, negative pressure...

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Mobility

PMD demo hits one-year mark

August 30, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - With a year now under their belts, providers say there is a mixture of pros and cons to the power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project. “It's been a learning process for everybody—CMS, suppliers and doctors,” said Patrick Maxey, operations manager and ATP at Orange Park, Fla.-based Medco Incorporated.Providers in seven states—California, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Florida—began submitting prior authorization...

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Mobility

In brief: USM buys Glass Seating

October 24, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

ST. LOUIS - United Seating & Mobility (USM) acquired Glass Seating & Mobility in September, according to a press release. Bob Gouy, president and CEO of USM, a mobility and rehab equipment supplier based here, stated that the transaction will add the state of Alabama to the company's service area, and will strengthen the company's existing teams in Tennessee and Arkansas. Glass Seating & Mobility President Teresa Owens will become the regional manager for the mid-South area and her associates will...

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