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Providers get relief from WOPD requirement

May 24, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The DME MACs have clarified that a provider must obtain a five-element order prior to delivering equipment and a detailed written order prior to billing, according to AAHomecare. “Note the change to allow a DWO to be obtained before billing,” the association stated. AAHomecare then requested clarification on the denials and appeals currently in the system based on previous guidance that a WOPD does not meet the DWOPD requirement. The response from the MACs: “Changes...

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Contractors issue clarifying guidance on deliveries

August 8, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The DME MACs have issued clarifying guidance on written order prior to delivery (WOPD) document corrections and proof of delivery (POD) requirements.For WOPD, if errors are found before delivery, suppliers may amend the WOPD or create a new one to send to the physician for signature and date, the MACs say.If an error is discovered prior to claim submission, the original supplier may recover the item(s); obtain a compliant, complete WOPD; and re-deliver the item.If an error is found after...

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WOPD: Stakeholders still seek clarification on key issues

February 7, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS began enforcing the written order prior to delivery (WOPD) requirement on Jan. 1, and providers, for the most part, say they're on top if it.“We started moving ahead with that last July because we knew it was coming,” said Carter Fuller, vice president of business development for Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Professional Respiratory and Medical. “It was all about educating out in the community and getting in front of it.”CMS in December announced that it would...

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Face-to-face rule inches closer

December 20, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS plans to start the new year by enforcing part of its face-to-face rule on Jan 1.On Dec. 19, National Heritage Insurance Company, the Jurisdiction A DME MAC, stated in a bulletin that it would enforce the written order prior to delivery (WOPD) requirement for dates of service on or after Jan. 1.“Providers that weren't getting WOPDs need to start getting them,” said Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare. “They are saying, 'Do it.'”CMS...

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