WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2020)—The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has been approved to audit hospital beds and manual wheelchairs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced that the next state to participate in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) is Texas and it will begin on Dec. 2, 2019. CMS also indicated that implementation of RCD in the remaining states of North Carolina and Florida is expected to begin on March 30, 2020, as CMS is pausing implementation to allow for the transition to PDGM which begins on Jan. 1, 2020.
DAVISON, Mich. (July 10, 2019)—Universal Software Solutions, Inc. (Universal), invites providers of post-acute health care services, like home medical equipment, home infusion therapy, audiology, optometry and even veterinary, to visit their new website for StowPoint, stowpoint.com.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (June 20, 2019)—Casamba, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for skilled nursing facilities (SNF), home health agencies, outpatient therapy and contract therapy providers, announced it has added HIPAA One to its partner network.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2019)—Performant, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), has received approval to audit blood glucose test or reagent strips (A4253) as of June 14, 2019. This is a national complex review and the description of the review states: “The quantity of glucose test strips (A4353) that are covered depends upon the usual medical needs of the diabetic patient.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (February 14, 2019)—On February 12th, the Home Medical Equipment & Services Association of New England (HOMES) was invited by Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Region 1 director John McGough to the CMS and HHS Region 1 office to listen and understand issues related to Medicare policies and home medical equipment.
DALLAS, Texas and DETROIT, Mich. (February 6, 2019)—Home health care technology provider Axxess is offering its clients additional coding and OASIS documentation solutions through a new partnership with Gateway Home Health Coding and Consulting, LLC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 23, 2018)—Citing “strong support from the supplier community” as well as initial success in DME MAC Jurisdictions C and D, CMS announced expansion of the Telephone Discussions & Re-Openings Demonstration into Jurisdictions A and B, starting November 1, 2018.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2018)—In June 2018, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health & Human Services reported that most Medicare claims for replacement positive airway pressure device supplies did not comply with Medicare requirements. A sample of 110 claims were reviewed, and 86 did not meet the requirements, totaling $13,414 in overpayments.
SHOREVIEW Minn. and MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (August 14, 2018)—Maxwell Healthcare Associates (MHA), a post-acute operational, financial, technological, clinical and regulatory consulting firm and Gateway Coding and Consulting (Gateway), a home health and hospice coding, recovery and appeals company, today announced their alliance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new and enhanced initiatives designed to improve Medicaid program integrity through greater transparency and accountability, strengthened data, and innovative and robust analytic tools.