LENEXA, Kan. (October 27, 2016)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc. is hosting a free webinar for attendees on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST, to discuss how providers can expand their business outside of Medicare. The webinar is entitled “Responding to Medicare Cuts: Details About Billing Non-Assigned, ABNs, and Retail,” presented by Jeffrey S. Baird, of Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
On June 23, 2016, CMS published the July fee schedule for DME suppliers, and it is ugly. The rates encompass the expansion of competitive bid rates to non-CBAs. The cuts range between 45 to 59 percent on common respiratory products but reach 82 percent on TENS units and enteral IV poles. In response, suppliers may need to distance themselves from Medicare fee-for-service. This webinar will discuss ways that DME suppliers can accomplish this.
Join Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq., chairman of the Health Care Group of Brown & Fortunato, P.C., to understand how to grow your business while staying within the law. This presentation will help attendees understand: the difference between “participating” and “non-participating” suppliers, how a “participating” supplier can switch to being a “non-participating” supplier, Medicare’s antidiscrimination rule and how suppliers can avoid violating this rule, what it means to bill non-assigned and when it is appropriate to use an ABN, and selling Medicare-covered items for cash at retail and the rules regarding charging patients less than the Medicare allowable.
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