HME News reached out to providers in September to find out how the PMD demo was going.
The verdict: “It’s too soon to tell.”
ATLANTA – Two recent coding decisions by the PDAC that involve manual wheelchairs are putting patient access at risk, says Rita Hostak, vice president of government relations for Sunrise Medical.
GWCC – A month and a half into the PMD demo, things are looking up, says Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products.
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.
WASHINGTON – CMS officials didn't have much new to share during the Sept. 26 Open Door Forum on the PMD demonstration project, but industry stakeholders had more than a few questions.
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will lead a five-year, multi-site project studying wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries.
With the DME MACs consistently posting K0823 error rate percentages in the 80s and 90s, it may seem to the outside world that a large majority of providers are submitting claims for unnecessary power wheelchairs.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – 101 Mobility is on its way to becoming a household name, says founder Dave Pazgan.
WASHINGTON – With the power mobility demo emphasizing proper documentation and CMS’s electronic clinical template still in the relatively early stages, template programs can help, developers say.
ARLINGTON, Va. – NRRTS and NCART will mix things up next spring, combining the five-year tradition of CELA with the Medicaid Summit and a new leadership day.
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