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Regulatory updates from AAHomecare: Oxygen payments, supplier standards

November 29, 2016HME News Staff

Starting April 1, 2017, the fee schedule amount for stationary oxygen equipment will be increased if either of the following applies: 1.) if the prescribed amount for stationary equipment exceeds 4 liters per minute, the amount will be increased 50%; or 2.) if portable oxygen is prescribed, the amount for portable equipment will be added to the amount for stationary equipment. If both situations apply, the DME MACs will have to use the higher amount of the two, but they cannot use both adjustments…CMS...

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Legal: Mind how you make contact

September 26, 2010Amy Leopard

Q. How do I comply with the new Medicare beneficiary solicitation rules? A. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized updates to the Medicare DMEPOS supplier standards. The standard prohibiting telemarketing to Medicare beneficiaries has been greatly expanded. Effective Sept. 27, 2010, the new rule prohibits the "direct solicitation" of a Medicare beneficiary, meaning that without a Medicare beneficiary's consent, an HME supplier or its agents cannot directly contact...

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