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In brief: Stakeholders push SWO, ResMed buys into HST, Etac adds Ki Mobility

October 8, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare, VGM & Associates, the Council for Quality Respiratory Care and 11 other organizations are asking CMS to eliminate the medical record review for home oxygen therapy and to accept the clinician prescription/standard written order as the required documentation for establishing medical necessity.  These changes would protect against fraud and abuse, reduce the burden on clinicians and suppliers, and protect access for Medicare beneficiaries, the groups say in an...

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AAH: Keep using WOPDs—for now

January 14, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare recommends that providers continue to obtain written orders prior to delivery for HME until CMS publishes a “required list.”Earlier this month, the DME MACs said a new standard written order would be the only type of order needed for HME claims starting with dates of service Jan. 1, 2020. But it also said certain HME on a “required list” would still be subject to face-to-face and WOPD requirements.While AAHomecare has confirmed that as of Jan. 1, 2020,...

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CMS ushers in Standard Written Order

January 7, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Only one type of order is now needed for DMEPOS claims, starting with dates of service Jan. 1, 2020, according to the DME MACs.To help reduce provider burden, a new Standard Written Order (SWO) replaces the following types of orders:preliminary/dispensing order;Detailed Written Order;Five Element Order/Written Order Prior to Delivery; andSeven Element Order and Detailed Product Description.The DME MACs say providers should refer to the new Standard Written Order requirements and Standard...

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