DME Prior Authorization Programs – GAO

According to the analysis of GAO, CMS’s prior authorization programs for durable medical equipment (DME) created an estimated $1.9 billion in Medicare savings. CMS’s prior authorization programs for durable medical equipment (DME) and mobility devices have controlled unnecessary spending, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. This was created between $1.1 and $1.9 […]


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CY 2020 Update for Durable Medical Equipment

CMS has revised previous updates of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule on January 3, 2020, to reflect an updated Change request (CR) that corrected the CY 2020 maintenance and servicing fee for certain oxygen equipment to $73.02 in the CR’ s business requirement 11570.9. The transmittal number, CR release […]


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Streamline your DME Billing with MBC

All the healthcare providers are searching for a streamlined DME billing operation team that may handle their DME billing process without much hassle. According to MarketWatch, the worldwide marketplace for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is predicted to achieve up to USD 246.6 billion by the year 2026. This rise is predicted because of the advantages […]


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Prior Authorization Process for DME during COVID-19 – Provider Burden Relief FAQs

The importance of medical review activities to CMS’ program integrity efforts, CMS will stop exercising enforcement discretion for the Prior Authorization Process for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) items beginning on August 3, 2020, regardless of the status of the public health emergency. Is CMS suspending most Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) medical […]


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DME Supplies for Children with Disabilities

There might be a need for medical equipment or supplies for children with disabilities or having special health care needs. Once you identify your child’s needs then, you will be thinking about the different options as well as the ways to pay for durable medical equipment. However, insurance is one of the solutions for your […]


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DME Supplies: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

From the beginning of the outbreak, the government has issued an uncommon range of temporary regulatory exemption as well as new rules and regulations in order to solidify the American healthcare system with the utmost flexibility to fight with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These temporary changes in the guidelines will apply all over the […]


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How to order DMEPOS items correctly?

As per the Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 5 (Items and Services Having Special DME Review Considerations), before you dispense any DMEPOS item to a beneficiary, you need to have an order from the treating physician. Please note that this article is intended for suppliers billing Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MACs for Durable Medical Equipment […]


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