Reimbursement


Revised PECOS Physician Letter Now Available

Independent Study Predicts Competitive Bidding Program Will Hurt Beneficiaries

Economics professor says DME industry is ill suited for the kind of "monopoly" model that Medicare is creating.

Complex Rehab Organizations Continue Work for Separate Benefit

Initiative would impact provider standards, coverage criteria, coding and allowables

Complex Rehab Benefit Webinar Scheduled for Jan. 22

Session will provide update, next steps in the effort to secure a separate complex rehab benefit.

CMS Launches Annual Provider Satisfaction Survey

Surveys will be sent to 30,000 random providers

OIG Report: Three of Five Power Chair Claims Didn't Meet CMS Requirements

Complex rehab claims show more errors than standard power claims, report says.

Walk-in Retail Code Added to POS Set

Code to apply to walk-in clinics in retail settings.

Funding Essentials

K0823 Claims Denied at Alarming Rates

Jim Stephenson, Invacare Corp., examines the K0823 denial issue.

Today's TAHC Phone-A-Thon Supports H.R. 3790

Association members to urge Congress to support the bill that would stop competitive bidding.

CIGNA Updates Incoming Fax Process

Jurisdiction C DME MAC will no longer accept partial or incomplete faxes.



NCART Responds to AARP's Power Chair Story

"Expensive Wheelchair" Commentary Was Penned by AARP Editor

NCART attempts to define, explain costs associated with complex rehab power chairs.

CMS Extends PECOS Deadline Till April

NHIC Corp. to Use One P.O. Box Address for Paper Claims

Jurisdiction A DME MAC has eliminated other P.O. boxes.

Funding Essentials

Closing the Books on 2009 & Forecasting 2010

Paul Komishock takes a look back at 2009, and look forward to 2010.

NCART Seeks Co-Signers for 9.5-Percent Rehab Funding Payback

Providers are urged to ask their representatives to co-sign a supportive letter by Rep. Tammy Baldwin.

NGS to Conduct Support Surfaces Prepayment Review

Review will check for medical necessity in selected claims.

CMS Open Door Forum: Suppliers Nearly Out of Time to Get Accredited

Pharmacies may be at particular risk due to late start

DME MACS Warn Against Improper E2399 Usage

Errors are occurring with power chairs during initial delivery