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SMRC cuts providers some slack


WASHINGTON – SMRC contractors will give providers more time to respond to results letters, AAHomecare reported this week.

Noridian publishes review results


FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Jurisdiction D DME MAC, has published the results of prepayment reviews for a number of products. Oxygen (E1390) had a potential improper payment rate of 31% from March 2015 through May 2015.

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair review


INDIANAPOLIS – So far, few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including adult tilt-in-space models (E1161).

In brief: Fingerprint checks under way, HME companies make Inc. list


WASHINGTON – CMS began requiring fingerprint-based background checks for certain providers on Aug. 6, according to an MLN Matters article.

RACs are back


WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that the recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews, but industry stakeholders don’t expect any curveballs.

Certain RAC reviews to resume


WASHINGTON – CMS has announced that the current recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews.

This sounds like it would be good news for providers, but I am suspicious

Friday, January 7, 2011

Although error rates remain high for standard power wheelchair claims, a CMS contractor announced on Dec. 29 that it plans to discontinue its review due to upcoming changes in payment for K0823.