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CPAP denials done in error, UnitedHealthcare says

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05/15/2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Recent confusion about whether or not UnitedHealthcare would pay for certain CPAP supplies was the result of a systems error, says the payer.

UnitedHealthcare begins denying certain CPAP supplies

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05/03/2019

This story has been updated.

ResMed launches brand-agnostic resupply program

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03/26/2019

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has launched ResMed ReSupply for all U.S. HME providers to increase adherence and improve patient satisfaction, the company announced March 25.

SMRC adds PAP supplies to to-do list

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02/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor, has added PAP supplies to its review list. The audit is a post-payment review of claims for dates of service from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec.

Stakeholders slam self-audits

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10/12/2018

WASHINGTON – A recent request by the DME MAC contractors for certain CPAP providers to audit themselves is setting them up to fail, say industry stakeholders.

MACs request self-audits for CPAP supplies

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10/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Certain providers of CPAP supplies have begun receiving letters from Noridian and CGS, requesting them to conduct self-audits of claims within 180 days, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Billing: Prepare by self-auditing

Q. A recent OIG report discussed replacement CPAP supplies that do not comply with the Medicare guidelines. What is the correct documentation to collect?
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07/30/2018

A. Don’t take for granted the documentation requirements for refill requests. CPAP supplies fall under the non-consumable guidelines, which are more durable requiring periodic replacement.

CMS overpaid for CPAP supplies, says OIG

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06/12/2018

WASHINGTON – Most Medicare claims for CPAP supplies did not comply with Medicare requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Bricks-and-mortar sleep provider takes sales online

Advanced Sleep Medicine Services launches e-commerce store, accepts both cash and insurance
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06/09/2017

ENCINO, Calif. – Getting insurers to pay for needed CPAP supplies has become such a hassle that many patients are opting to pay cash instead, says provider Kermit Newman.

CPAP Shop knows customer behavior

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07/25/2016

WEST BERLIN, N.J. – If you want to get a sense of where the CPAP market is headed, go straight to the source: the customers, says provider Tony Zadnik.

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