The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released details of upcoming lymphedema compression treatment coverage, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2024. Implementation will begin Jan. 2, 2024. In a Nov. 9 edition of MLN Matters, CMS said the new benefit category would cover “standard and custom-fitted compression garments and additional lymphedema compression…
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CMS Releases Details of Lymphedema Compression Treatment Coverage
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House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Approves Two HME Bills
H.R. 5555 and H.R. 5371 now proceed to the full Energy & Commerce Committee.
The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee has approved H.R. 5555 and H.R. 5371, which now move to the full Energy & Commerce Committee for consideration. In a Nov. 14 announcement, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) described the two bills — the DMEPOS Relief Act of 2023 (H.R. 5555) and the Choices for…
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The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has added another industry veteran to its leadership team. In an Oct. 2 news announcement, the organization welcomed Stephanie Legree as its new Project Manager. Legree’s primary responsibilities will include managing “several of the Association’s highly active, member-driven councils: Medical Supplies, HME/RT, and State Leaders Councils,” AAHomecare said. Legree…
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BOC Introduces 2024 Executive Committee & New Members
Cameron Stewart was announced as the Chairman of BOC’s executive committee.
The board of directors of the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has introduced its 2024 executive committee, as well as two new board members. In a Dec. 1 news announcement BOC welcomed its newly elected 2024 executive committee: • Chairman: Cameron Stewart, BOCO, BOCP, cofounder of Alcam Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics, Riverside, Calif. • Vice-Chairman: Abel…
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Documents address upcoming end of Emergency Use Authorization for certain medical devices during COVID-19 period.
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House Committee Passes Amended Version of H.R. 5555
New version excludes the 90/10 blended rate adjustment for suppliers in former CBAs.
An amended version of H.R. 5555, the DMEPOS Relief Act of 2023, has been approved by the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has announced. In a Dec. 6 announcement to stakeholders, AAHomecare said the amended version of the bill “extends the 75/25 blended rate in non-CBAs [competitive bidding…
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If the documentation is not right, the claim for a very expensive piece of HME can prompt an audit that results in a denial and negates funding for that claim. How can providers ensure they are properly documenting power mobility claims?
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CAIRE Opens Global Service Headquarters in Georgia
The new home base is near CAIRE’s Atlanta manufacturing hub.
CAIRE has officially opened new global service headquarters in Canton, Ga. In an Oct. 24 news announcement, CAIRE said its new home base is near the company’s primary manufacturing hub in Atlanta. “The move by the company is designed to advance long-term plans to enhance service and support for home and durable medical equipment providers…
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What DME items should be sitting on your retail shelves? We take a look at some key product categories that any pharmacy specializing in DME products should offer.
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The newest launch is designed to tackle more rugged terrain as well as longer distances.
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Attendees still have time to sign up for the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist, the Team@Work Sales Bootcamp, and the Retail Fundamentals Workshop.
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Briefly: Education on PAP Claims, Fisher & Paykel to Announce Financial Results
Featuring CERT and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
CERT to Hold December PAP Webinar The DME Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Outreach and Education Task Force will present a Webinar on Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) devices, with a focus on common errors that the CERT contractor sees during post-pay reviews of PAP claims. The Dec. 19 Webinar will take place at 1 p.m.…
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NikoHealth Launches Electronic Medical Attachments Feature
New feature is designed to improve HME providers’ operational efficiency.
NikoHealth’s latest innovation is improving the synergies between home medical equipment suppliers and funding sources. In a Nov. 28 announcement, NikoHealth launched its Electronic Medical Attachments function, which the company said is “revolutionizing the way durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers interact with insurance payers.” The “game-changing” new functionality “allows DME suppliers to submit essential attachments…