CMS Call to Cover Prior Auth., Round 2021

May 15 Open Door Forum will address CMS’s addition of 12 more items to prior authorization, as well as the next round of completive bidding.

The May 15 installment of CMS’s Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum call will cover a variety of hospice agenda items, but will also provide updates on DME prior authorization and Round 2021.

Specifically, the call will address:

  • CMS’s addition of 12 more HCPCS codes to required prior authorization. CMS added seven power mobility device codes and five therapeutic support surface codes. The Federal Register Notice on the additional codes is available here.
  • The update on the next installment of competitive bidding will go into the specifics on Round 2021. CMS has released a timeline for Round 2021, with registration starting June 10 and the bid window opening July 16.

The Open Door Forum runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time on May 15, and attendees should dial in 15 minutes early. To participate, dial 800-837-1935 and enter conference ID 7073239. No RSVP is necessary. The hearing impaired can access TTY Communications Relay Services for the call by dialing 711 or 800-855-2880.

A recording of the call will be available four hours after the call by dialing 855-859-2056 and will expire after two business days.

Open Door Forum schedule updates and email list registration are available at


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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.


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