NCART reminds mobility stakeholders and providers that they have until Sept. 14 to submit public comments urging CMS to reimburse power seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs.
- By David Kopf
- Sep 01, 2022
While it is likely that HHS will extend the PHE for another 90 days after it expires on Oct. 15, the agency has released guidance on preparing for the end of the PHE, including guidelines for DMEPOS suppliers.
Aimed at representatives from payers, attendees of the inaugural event will learn from home and specialty infusion experts and executives about current and future opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
Registration is currently underway, and the association is urging providers to register right away so that they can prepare for training and the actual meetings with lawmakers and staff.
A public comment period is open until Sept. 14, and HME advocates are urging all members of the industry, and particularly CRT stakeholders, to submit. Notably, the reconsideration does not include power standing systems.
Discussion between senior association staff and leaders at the agency indicates that CMS doesn’t look likely to start a new round of competitive bidding this year.
The Congressional sign-on letter asks CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.
Could Medicare finally fund seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs? A key meeting held last week could set the stage for an upcoming public comment campaign calling to revise the NCD.
- By David Kopf
- Aug 09, 2022
Make your voice heard on Medicare reimbursement policy by joining the Virtual 2022 Washington Legislative Conference on Sept. 21.
Mobility advocates expect the agency to review the NCD on seat elevation/standing, which could finally provide long-sought-after funding for those systems. Aug. 3 virtual roundtable will set the stage for a public comment effort.
New York Medicaid unbundles CPAP and BiPAP payments. Alabama Medicaid updates PAP device policies. Both moves should mean reimbursement gains for providers in those states.
The bi-partisan Congressional sign-on letter asks lawmakers to join an effort urging CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.
The Sept. 21 event invites HME providers to meet with Congressional offices to advocate for a number of HME policy priorities using a seamless virtual meeting platform
California state’s new budget eliminates the 10 percent cut for DME and sets reimbursement for respiratory at 100 percent of Medicare. Association also slates annual meeting.
Össur’s Empower solution helps clinicians ensure they comply with new requirements for knee and spinal brace claims.
Based on a sampling of claims, an HHS OIG report estimates that Medicare improperly paid for $8 million in power mobility device repairs.
As the price for hard-to-find formula skyrockets, the AAHomecare group calls on private payer insurance and Medicaid programs to increase coverage for breast pumps and supplies.
HME and CRT software and business services company is now offering its four key service brands to Canadian providers.
The clarification gives Oxygen providers a clear path forward for claims for the duration of the Covid-19 PHE. What about the long term?
- By Andrea Stark
- Jun 09, 2022
Letter and infographic are designed to help HME advocates engage Medicaid programs on the challenges facing patients’ access to incontinence supplies.