PENNSYLVANIA and DELAWARE—PAMS, the trade association representing durable medical equipment, prosthetic, orthotic and supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers in Pennsylvania and Delaware, announces two...
In Brief: Legislative Roundup
Catching up with the 115th Congress
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (December 12, 2018)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is pleased to announce James “Jim” L. Hewlett, BOCO as the 2018 recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for...
CARY, N.C. (December 6, 2018)—Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has announced a new partnership with Imark Billing that allows Imark Billing customers to receive special pricing on...
By Kristin Easterling (May 24, 2018)—Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study on Medicare prior authorization requirements. The requirements began in seven states...
WATERLOO, Iowa (May 2, 2018)—VGM Group, Inc. announced today the official release of its latest playbook, Industry Insights: How to Capitalize on Opportunities in Post-Acute Health.   This...
—Via AAHomecare, WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2017)—As previously noted, CMS has issued blanket waivers for new physician’s orders, medical necessity documentation and face-to-face exams for...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2017)—CMS has just released guidance covering replacements for lost/damaged DMEPOS items in the wake of a declared emergency. The guidance states that: "When durable...
—Via AAHomecare—WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2017)—Last year, CMS finalized the rule to move forward with expanding the prior authorization (PA) program. Although the program has great support...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2017)—Last month, CMS published the annual Medicare Fee-For-Service Improper Payments Report. CMS reports that for dates of service between July 2014–June 2015, the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2017)—TRICARE is issuing its first official acknowledgements that they will reprocess claims from July 1 through December 31, 2016 to reflect adjustments to the fee...
Via AAHomecare—WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2017)—We have just received confirmation that Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has formally introduced legislation that would require prior...
LENEXA, Kan. (March 9, 2017)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc. is hosting a free webinar for attendees on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST, to learn how the new Trump...
Documentation Is Critical to a Successful Medicare Part B Audit
Billing errors can result in audits and repayment of claims by the provider to Medicare
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2017)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided to temporarily delay moving forward with the next steps of the Round 2019 Durable Medical...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 12, 2017)—This proposed rule would implement statutory requirements and specify: the qualifications needed for qualified practitioners to furnish and fabricate prosthetics...
ATLANTA (September 15, 2016)—Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) is supporting disaster relief efforts in Louisiana, working with its local contacts (particularly in Baton Rouge and...