Below is a letter to the editor that I received from West Coast provider Dennis Kline. While there are more than a few providers exiting the HME industry these days, they usually go quietly, by closing their doors without fanfare or by selling to a larger provider. But not Kline.
NORTH STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) is conducting a survey on Medicare audits in light of reports from several members that audits are being denied for technical reasons, not due to Medicare policy.
Gaining insight into the procedures that are most commonly denied by payers and evaluating the reason codes that accompany the denials can help suppliers modify their clinical documentation and billing practices to prevent denials, reduce claims rework, and improve their cash flow.