Medicare’s competitive bidding program has been delayed until 2021, with the possibility of the open window extending even longer than the next two years.
Home medical equipment (HME) ranges the spectrum from incontinence supplies and breathing apparatuses to hospital beds and a variety of mobility devices. There are a few different ways to get the medical equipment and supplies you or a loved one may need; however, some items are not covered by insurance.
As most healthcare suppliers know, Medicare’s competitive bid for all Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) ended January 1, 2019. CMS expects a new competitive bid process will be completed and rolled out by December 31, 2020. This reprieve gives suppliers a two-year window to gain market share, maximize effectiveness, and improve workflows. [...]
Few things are as critical to the operation of your healthcare business as compliance. Of course, every other facet of your business is important, but unless you’re meeting the required standards of regulatory compliance, you’re jeopardizing the very survival and existence of your entire operation due to the potential liabilities created when compliance takes a [...]
There is no hiding it....the Medicare criteria required for determining patient need for a power mobility device (like a scooter or power wheelchair) is both overwhelming, complex and requires a lot of documentation. The Problem: So Complicated! A power mobility device (PMD) is near impossible to prescribe due to the numerous steps in the [...]
Suppliers and practitioners alike experience frustration and roadblocks when completing orthotic bracing documentation for patients. Here are some common pain points felt throughout the industry, and some helpful ways to address them. Problem #1: Lack of Complete and Correct Documentation Have you ever been engaged in a game of ping pong over insufficient documentation for [...]