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QIC demonstration to wrap by year end

August 16, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC) will begin winding down the demonstration that ends Dec. 31, 2021.   The demonstration project allows HME providers to speak with reconsideration professionals by phone to try and resolve their cases. Providers are being asked not to delay in returning participation forms or documentation.  The Medicare Councils will be convening a workgroup to put together communications to CMS on the concerns over the demonstration ending...

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Stakeholders fear QIC switch

April 20, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Stakeholders are not happy that C2C Innovative Solutions appears to be losing its gig as the Qualified Independent Contractor for HME.Jacksonville, Fla.-based C2C has popularized a demonstration project that allows HME providers to speak with reconsideration professionals by phone to try and resolve their cases. In 2017, 64% of claims that were involved in the demo were found fully favorable and 3% were found partially favorable, AAHomecare recently reported.“C2C has been...

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Industry to CMS: Build out phone demo

February 24, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are throwing their support behind expanding a demonstration project that allows providers to speak with reconsideration professionals by phone to try and resolve their appeals.AAHomecare on Feb. 22 submitted comments to CMS, recommending that the agency also consider applying the phone demo to the first level of appeals. Currently, it applies only to the second level of appeals.“Although the demonstration at the second level of appeals has been a positive...

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