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Providers in bid areas see glitch in payments

October 18, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Some providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas (CBAs) say they're running into trouble billing for complex rehab accessories. “Sometimes we get paid, sometimes we don't—it's very haphazard,” said Joe McKnight, vice president of business development for Anaheim, Calif.-based Aero Mobility.Because complex rehab is excluded from competitive bidding, providers in Round 2 CBAs must use a KY or KE modifier on claims for accessories like batteries, chair backs...

aero mobility, CMS, competitive bidding areas, complex rehab accessories, Don Clayback, joe mcknight, MAC, Martin Szmal, mary schutes, monroe wheelchair


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Could K0821 help ease bid wounds?

March 1, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - There are only two things that separate the K0823 and K0821 power wheelchairs—and they could make all the difference for mobility providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas.The two power wheelchairs both fall into Group 2, are intended for patients who weigh up to 300 pounds and feature captain's seats. They even have the same coverage criteria, according to industry stakeholders.But K0821 is portable, and the reimbursement for this power wheelchair didn't get slashed under...

K0821, K0823, mobility, PMD, power wheelchairs, pride mobility, Round 2 competitive bidding, Seth Johnson, The Mobility Consultants


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