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As utilization goes, so goes The Scooter Store

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10/05/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Utilization for K0823, the most popular power wheelchair, is down about 25% so far this year—a statistic not lost on The Scooter Store.

Competitive bidding opponents mobilize

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10/04/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry stakeholders have lined up a series of events and initiatives to ramp up the fight against competitive bidding.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

OIG work plan includes several new reviews for DME

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10/03/2012

WASHINGTON – What durable medical equipment will bear the brunt of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) scrutiny next year? Diabetes supplies.

CMS scrutinizes diabetes bids

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09/28/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to awarding contracts in the national mail order bid for diabetes supplies, CMS may be doing its homework this time around, industry stakeholders say.

Industry leaders urge swift action

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09/28/2012

WASHINGTON – It’s do or die; it’s make or break; it’s now or never. Any of these sayings aptly describe the recently introduced bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders say.

Bid deadline is here

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09/28/2012

WASHINGTON ­– Today is the deadline for backup authorized official registration, CMS announced today. CMS strongly recommends that suppliers interested in participating in the Round 1 recompete who have not registered a backup authorized official do so today.

Webcast available for Round 1 recompete

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09/26/2012

WASHINGTON – A new educational webcast for the Round 1 recompete of the competitive bidding program is now available on the CBIC website.

Stakeholders unimpressed with CMS education efforts

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09/24/2012

WASHINGTON – Eighteen months into the competitive bidding program, stakeholders say beneficiaries and doctors still have little knowledge of the program. 

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