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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.

Brightree, PPM Fulfillment integrate

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02/18/2015

ATLANTA – Brightree and PPM Fulfillment, a warehouse and logistics provider specializing in drop shipping CPAP supplies, now offer an integrated interface.

Truefit CPAP supplies hit walmart.com

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05/13/2014

BOSTON – PBM Capital has announced that its Truefit CPAP supplies and accessories are now available nationwide through Walmart.com.

Providers call out OIG for unnecessary report

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07/03/2013

WASHINGTON – HME providers wonder why an Office of Inspector General (OIG) study that compares Medicare and Medicaid replacement schedules for CPAP supplies was even conducted.

Medical supplies council monitors bid impact

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05/24/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Although AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council has a lot on its plate, it comes as no surprise that the impact of competitive bidding tops its agenda.

DME MACs issue re-supply guidance

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09/25/2012

BALTIMORE – As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning.

In brief: Re-supply guidance released, NRRTS pushes bill

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08/31/2012

BALTIMORE – As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning.

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