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CMS adds templates for RADs, PAPs and vents

April 20, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS unveiled the first drafts of clinical templates for respiratory-related items at a Special Open Door Forum April 19.The templates, as well as suggested clinical data elements, are for respiratory assist devices (order, face-to-face encounter and lab results); positive airway pressure devices (order and face-to-face encounter); and ventilators (order and face-to-face encounter).The templates, which are strictly voluntary, are designed to assist providers with medical documentation...

PAP, RAD, templates, Vents

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OIG: Bid program did not impede access

June 9, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Most Medicare beneficiaries continued to have access to CPAP/RAD devices after Round 2 of the competitive bidding program began, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.For CPAP/RAD supplies, however, Medicare payments stopped for 46% of beneficiaries in Round 2 CBAs, compared to 33% in non-bid areas.“The decline may or may not indicate disruptions in receiving needed supplies,” the OIG stated. “For example, the decline may indicate that the program...

Competitive Bidding, CPAP, RAD

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CMS publishes further guidance on CPAP accessories

September 1, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS recently published change request 9741, providing further guidance to the DME MACs on medical reviews of claims for replacement accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP and RAD devices. CMS has clarified that medical necessity is assumed to be established when Medicare initially pays for the base DME item. This guidance only applies to base items that were paid by Medicare for the entire 13 months. For replacement accessories claims, contractors will only review the continued medical...

CPAP, CR 9741, RAD

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CMS shifts gears on documentation requirements for CPAP accessories

August 9, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS will now assume that medical necessity has been established for replacement of essential accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP device and RAD.This does not mean that CMS or its contractors can't determine that payments for the equipment were inappropriate based on additional information or investigations related to audits, the agency stated in a bulletin.“This assumption is merely made so that initial claims for essential accessories used with a beneficiary-owned CPAP device...

Accessories, CPAP, Documentation, RAD

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