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CMS: Master of the double standard

March 17, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CMS expects HME providers to have their ducks in a row. When providers submit claims, for example, the agency expects those claims to adhere to certain coverage policy and documentation requirements. It doesn't matter if the day a provider submits his claims he's understaffed and can't get them to his billing manager for final review, resulting in some Is not dotted and Ts not crossed. If claims don't meet the requirements, there's a price to pay—sometimes, a big one. It's only fair that providers...

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