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PMDRX adds orthotic component

May 3, 2016HME News Staff

GLENDALE, Ariz. - PMDRX has launched a new orthotic bracing exam and documentation component for prescribing practitioners to help them determine patient medical necessity for off-the-shelf orthotic bracing. The tool does not “force” qualification—it assists prescribers in painting a clear picture of whether or not a patient has medical necessity for a brace, helping to eliminate documentation errors. “Previously, orthotic device providers were reporting a documentation error...

Documentation, Orthotics, PMD, template

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PMD template: Time to re-engage, stakeholders say

December 6, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - A proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs) is now being tested. As part of a pilot project that kicked off in November, CMS has begun allowing physicians to use the template to collect relevant information while evaluating a patient's mobility needs.“It's really important that DME and complex rehab suppliers become engaged in this process,” said Laura Cohen, executive director of The Clinician Task Force. “It's going to be finished...

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On the Move

Thanks for the 'update'

December 20, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

I don't know how many of you were able to tune in to yesterday's Electronic Clinical Template Open Door Forum, but here's my take: I'd have to say it was kind of a mixed bag. First, Melanie Combs-Dyer gave a brief history of why CMS is looking into creating a template and what has been done so far. Not necessarily a bad idea, since the template has been off the radar since…hm…Looks like the last ODF I can find in my datebook was July 10. We were supposed to have one in November, but it was inexplicably...

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PMD demo details still up in the air

August 10, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - With just a couple of weeks to go before the start date for the power mobility device demonstration project, there are still a lot of placeholders in the latest draft of the operational guide.The biggest: a placeholder that refers to a pending change to the program integrity manual (PIM) regarding templates for physicians."We've created a section there to describe the tools and interfaces that can assist physicians and practitioners in documenting a progress note," Melanie Combs-Dyer,...

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On the Editor's Desk

Reporter's notebook: Sylvia Toscano has a dream

August 6, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Sylvia Toscano, the owner of Professional Medical Administrators, has a dream that many of the industry's audit problems could be solved by a template—not just for power mobility devices, but for all home medical equipment—incorporated into the electronic health record (EHR) that physicians are using in growing numbers. “The only way we're going to be successful as an industry is to figure out a way for the physicians to be prompted by a template that gives them the questions that...

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No template—electronic or otherwise—anytime soon

June 15, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Providers who were hopeful that the proposed electronic clinical template for power wheelchairs would be ready for this summer's demonstration project were disappointed last week.Melanie Combs-Dyer told providers during an Open Door Forum June 14 that working on the template with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, as well as electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other payers, will take time. The template will then need to be approved by standards committees, she...

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