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RATC to CMS: Drop repair policy

May 15, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AAHomecare's Rehab and Assistive Technology Council (RATC) submitted comments to the DME MAC medical directors this week, asking them to drop their new billing policy for wheelchair repairs. Under the policy, which went into effect April 1, providers must bill for repairs using standardized labor times. For example: With each allowed unit of service representing 15 minutes of slabor, they must now bill only two units to repair or replace a battery on any power wheelchair. The policy has resulted...

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