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NGS Invites Providers to Participate in Bed & Support Surface Documentation Project

Clinicians will review participants' documentation and provide feedback.

NGS Issues Reminder of Item 23 for PMD Claims

Bulletin regards Unique Tracking Numbers for Prior Authorization Requests for power mobility devices.

NGS Reports Q3 Results for Support Surfaces Review

Widespread prepayment review involves Group 2 pressure-reducing support surfaces.

Our Year

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NGS to Launch Prepayment Probe for Minnesota & Wisconsin Power Chairs

Group 1 power wheelchair code will be the subject of the review.

CMS Clarifies E2378 Payment Status

Code was impacted by this year's capped-rental payment category changes.

NHIC Announces Results of Power Chair Widespread Prepayment Review

Latest announcement covers K0823 claims for the first half of 2014.

Medicare PMD Demonstration Expansion Is Underway

Twelve more states have joined the prior authorization program that ends in August.

NGS to Launch Manual Wheelchair Prepayment Probe

Adult tilt-in-space code is among those to be affected, says Jurisdiction B DME MAC.

NHIC Reports Results of Latest Group 2 Support Surfaces Review

Jurisdiction A DME MAC says failure to meet coverage criteria was most common cause of denials.



NGS Announces Hospital Bed Widespread Prepayment Review

Providers will need to supply additional documentation as requested for claims involved in the probe.

NGS Debuts Redesigned Web Site

New site facilitates registering for future events and downloading past presentations.

NHIC Broadens Live Line Program

Weekly program will offer live discussion on scheduled topics.

New Perspectives

Outcomes Measurement: A Strategy to Stay Competitive

Editor's Note

Same Old Same Old

CMS Asks for ICD-10 Test Volunteers

January testing project will help to prepare for October 2015 roll-out of new code set.

AAHomecare to CMS: Withdraw Flawed Proposed Rule on NCB Expansion

Objections include vague and untested "bundling" proposal for DME bids, payments and services.

Washington Post Story on PMD Fraud Confounds Industry

Article describes long-ago Medicare fraud schemes without updated information.

New Medicare Policy Aims to Alleviate Repair Problems

DME MACs are told to assume medical necessity requirements were met if beneficiary owns the equipment.

NHIC Announces New Online Reopening/Redetermination Functions

Provider Services Portal offers more efficient way to work with the DME MAC.

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