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    DME Repairs and maintenance

    DME Repairs and Maintenance

    Durable Medical Equipment at some point needs DME Repairs and Maintenance from your DME supplier. Repair: DME repairs by a DME supplier include fixing equipment that is damaged or worn. Maintenance: This simply means cleaning, checking, and servicing the patient’s DME. If possible, patients are expected to do regular maintenance themselves using the owner’s manual. But DME suppliers are expected to perform maintenance if the task is more complicated and requires a professional. Providers need to know that Medicare’s coverage of more specialized DME maintenance and repairs totally depends on the whether patient or the supplier owns the equipment. Renting DME As long as patients are paying a monthly rental fee for their equipment. DME suppliers must perform all required DME Repairs and Maintenance when a professional is required. The patients do not need to pay a DME supplier for this work. Patient Purchased/Owned DME If the patient has purchased their equipment or owns it, Medicare covers required repairs and maintenance whenever a professional required for it. The services are not covered by a warranty. Whenever patients require equipment and they use the facility of a DME supplier that takes Medicare assignment, Medicare covers 80 percent of the Medicare-approved amount.…

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    Know your DME HCPCS Codes

    Know your DME HCPCS Codes

    In DME medical billing, your DME coders require correct HCPCS codes along with correct modifiers that are used for providing more details about the equipment. If your medical coders are unable to use modifiers or not using them in the correct manner, then the claims may get denied from the insurance company. Some common DME modifiers which include RR- rental, UE- purchase of used equipment, and NU- purchase of new equipment. When a laboratory demand, request for DME is being filled, medical coders will be needed ICD-10 codes for a patient’s diagnosis. To use an appropriate HCPCS code for the DME item, many HCPCS codes need a modifier. Modifiers are used to provide more details about the DME item. e.g. The modifier might indicate HMSA that an item is new, rented on a capped basis, or rented. For capped rentals, modifiers differentiate which month’s rental is being billed. If your billers use these modifiers incorrectly then the claim will be rejected. To speed up this process of your claims, show the first-month rental by adding the appropriate modifier code and bill your claims in successive order. HCPCS Code Range: E0100-E8002: Durable Medical Equipment E0100-E0159: Walking Aids and Attachments E0160-E0162: Sitz Bath/Equipment…

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    3 Tips to Analyze Payer Reimbursement for DME

    3 Tips to Analyze Payer Reimbursement for DME

    Some things in life are very easy and straightforward. Unfortunately, purchasing things such as splints, prosthetics, and durable medical equipment (DME) – and determining which orthotics are covered by insurance – isn’t so cut and dried. In fact, a lot can go wrong when it comes to orthotics and prosthetics billing. So, to make sure your patients get with they need – and you get paid what you deserve – stick to the following guidelines. The information below refers to how Medicare reimburses for prosthetics and orthotics and does not necessarily reflect how commercial payers reimburse for these interventions. At the same time, many commercial insurance payers align themselves with Medicare policies, so this should serve as a good general guide. For prosthetics, Medicare reimbursement includes evaluation, fitting, parts and labor, repairs due to normal wear or tear within the first 90 days of the delivery date, and adjustments made during the fitting and within the first 90 days of the delivery date (not including adjustments brought on by changes in the remaining limb or a patient’s level of function). For orthotics, Medicare reimbursement includes evaluation, measurement and/or fitting, fabrication and customization, materials, cost of labor, and delivery. HCPCS Code and…

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    Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule Update 2019

    Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule Update 2019

    CMS happens to announce in the year 2019 about Medicare fee schedule rates for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). The 2019 update factor is 2.3%, although other pricing policies are applied in specific circumstances. The DMEPOS and PEN fee schedule files contain the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes that are subject to the adjusted fee schedule amounts under Section 1834(a)(1)(F) as well as codes that are not subject to the fee schedule Competitive Bidding Program adjustments. For CY 2019, the following Fee Schedule Adjustment Methodologies apply and fee schedule amounts are based on the area in which the items and services are furnished. Fee Schedule Amounts for Areas within the Contiguous United States To determine the adjusted fee schedule amounts, the average of Single Payment Amounts from CBPs located in eight different regions of the contiguous United States are used to adjust the fee schedule amounts for the states located in each of the eight regions. These Regional SPAs or RSPAs are also subject to a national ceiling 110 percent of the average of the RSPAs for all contiguous states plus the District of Columbia) and a national floor (90% of the average of the…

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    Advantages of Online Durable Medical Equipment Shop

    Advantages of Online Durable Medical Equipment’s (DME) Shops

    It’s estimated that even more people will opt into online durable medical equipment’s and supply for the delivery. Since 2007, the industry has nearly doubled in size, with more people choosing it as their primary method for getting supplies; it has been witnessing a constant rise in DME billing too. The increase in in-home care has also led to more need for convenient supply access. For many, the advantages of brick-and-mortar retailers are just too great to ignore. The industry is also set to go on growing at a six percent rate for the next couple of years. Are there any advantages to buying my medical supplies online? Well, it’s been proven that online medical supplies are not only cheaper but also in most cases more available as opposed to going around searching for a physical store that has all the products you need. DME Billing That Covers Medicare It is best to think of Medicare’s durable medical equipment coverage as having 2 levels: DME billing is covered when determined to be medically necessary and DME that is never covered despite being medically necessary. For example, grab bar rails may be completely necessary for an individual, but Medicare does not…

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    Which DME medical supplies are covered by Medicare Part B?

    Which DME medical supplies are covered by Medicare Part B?

    Durable Medical Equipment Billing is somewhat unique if we compare it with other specialty billing. Basically, Durable Medical Equipment (DME) gives therapeutic benefits to patients experiencing certain healing conditions and/or some diseases. So a DME is built to serve the medical purpose of patients for regular use at home or in a hospital or any other healthcare unit. Standard DME products (Part A and B) include: Wheelchairs Orthotics Slings Supports Cranes Pressure sleeves Nonetheless, it is astonishing that apart from the significance, DME billing has lots of uncertainty around it. It is extremely appalling that despite DME suppliers getting an adequate doctor prescription for provisions, they frequently struggle to cover their said revenue/income. Distinctive DME organizations have diverse DME billing styles relying upon the frequency. A few organizations charge consistently as and when required while a few others charge a couple of times as the year progressed. DME billing should be to a great extent be careful and precise as a single billing and coding error can lead to a major loss thousands of dollars for the DME merchant. The doctor may suggest a DME provider or the patient should look for one in his region. But, in any case,…

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    Durable Medical Billing (DME) facilities need outsourcing medical coding?

    With over 19 years of experience in Durable Medical Billing (DME) through errors and compliances, we have understated a few paths for DME clients. Every month we add new clients with thousands of dollars are lost in mishandling and unpaid claims in numerous fields of healthcare, including Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Added to this is the multifaceted billing and coding procedures, and the claim requirements of Medicare, Medicaid, and other private insurance companies. To ensure accurate reimbursements and timely revenues, it is imperative to hire an outsourcing agency as it works as a smart solution and completes all the billing and coding requirements; and assists in organizing the entire processes at a fraction of the in-house operating costs. It also makes the in-house billing and coding department’s work a lot easier, less time consuming, and lesser issues related to legalities. Equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to patients who are in need due to certain medical ailments is categorized as DME. It is also known as Home Medical Equipment (HME) and is able to withstand repeated use. Equipment’s considered as DMEs are prosthetic devices, wheelchairs, oxygen equipment, insulin pumps, walkers, hospital beds, power mobility devices, etc. It is known that around…

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