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Stakeholders prepare response on PMD repairs

July 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders believe a recent Office of Inspector General report on repairs for power mobility devices is “disingenuous.”  The report’s title claims Medicare improperly paid DME suppliers an estimated $8 million of the $40 million it paid for power mobility device repairs between Oct. 1, 2018, and Sept. 30, 2019.  “The report is very concerning,” said Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility...

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Stakeholders spotlight flaws in PMD repair process

November 27, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - An upcoming review of PMD repairs by the Office of Inspector General raises the stakes for providers who are already grappling with a requirement that doesn't always match every day realities. That requirement: Before the date of service of a repair, providers must ensure there's documentation from the past 12 months showing “continued need” for the wheelchair. If it's not already in the medical record, stakeholders say it can take days to get, if not weeks if the patient...

PMD repairs, Power mobility, U.S. Rehab

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OIG to review PAP supplies, PMD repairs

October 18, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General has updated its Work Plan to include new reviews for PAP replacement supplies and power mobility device repairs. Medicare paid approximately $945.8 million for replacement supplies in 2017 and 2018, but OIG has previously found that most claims did not comply with Medicare requirements. For supplies and accessories used periodically, orders must specify the type of supplies needed, the frequency of use, if applicable, and the quantity to be dispensed,...

PMD repairs, Power mobility

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