These pocket-sized booklets feature the current Medicare LDC (Local Coverage Determination) for the most commonly prescribed DME items. Use them as marketing tools and educational items for your prescribers and your referral sources. Make sure that your customer service and billing staff have the current guidelines in hand to ensure that your business is providing equipment to beneficiaries that always meets Medicare requirements.
December 16th, 2014 11:00am ET
Presented by Dan Fedor, U.S. Rehab/VGM
The mobility provider landscape has changed significantly over the past few years with a few large providers going out of business and some refusing to service the products they provided. Beneficiaries are looking to have their product repaired but many providers have been cautious in performing these repairs due to the lack of guidance with the documentation requirements for these situations.
CMS issued a Change Request (CR 8843) to provide this guidance then rescinded it and issued a new Change Request (CR 8952) with an implementation date of November 4, 2014. This notice does address some of the issues, however, there remains a grey area with the following language from the CR.
However, documentation from the physician or treating practitioner that indicates the wheelchair being repaired continues to be medically necessary is required. For this purpose, documentation is considered timely when it is on record in the preceding 12 months, unless otherwise specified in relevant Medicare policy.
The question is what is acceptable documentation to prove that the wheelchair being repaired continues to be medically necessary?
In this Webinar you will learn What You Need to Know to Repair Wheelchairs You Didn't Provide.
• Be able to list what must be documented in the supplier’s record for the repair
• Determine what is acceptable documentation to prove continued medical necessity
Read About this Webinar Online: http://marketing.vgm.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/10445/p/p-0016/t/page/fm/0/r/l-001e:af/s/l-001e?sid=H03pAeJvR
Or go straight to the REGISTER ONLINE site here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4112587266898070017
COST FOR WEBINAR:
FL/NC/VA State Association Members: $69.00 (discount code needed – see below)
Member Discount CODE:
If you are a state association member of FAHCS, NCAMES, or VADMEC, please email for the discount code… FAHCS: firstname.lastname@example.org, NCAMES: email@example.com, and VADMEC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Beth Bowen at 919-387-1221 or email with any questions.
Register Online for this important event: http://www.miravistallc.com/recent_services.php
December 4, 2014 at 2:00pm ET
Presented by Andrea Stark, Reimbursement Consultant with MiraVista, LLC
In today's audit-heavy environment, most providers feel pretty comfortable with what is required to meet the medical need for an initial setup, and for most providers the product only gets out of the door after it has been screened. However, at that point it falls off the radar. In order to keep getting paid beyond that initial first month, follow-up protocols have to be in place and prioritized. Post-delivery, providers are faced with a beneficiary that already has the equipment, a physician that has no reason to keep this on their radar, and even our own customer service and intake personnel have moved on to service the next patient. Effectively collecting documentation once this dynamic has changed can be a challenge, but is attainable with the right process and consideration. In this session, Andrea Stark discusses how to properly document Medicare's requirement of continuous use and continuous need for a number of product categories. Andrea also shares a fresh approach to obtaining the documentation you need in an unconventional way. The categories explored include:
Find out what you really need to justify the ongoing use and ongoing need of medical equipment for your patients. It's time to start thinking beyond your initial setup and mitigate future exposure for long term rentals and re-supply.
Register Online for these important events: http://www.miravistallc.com/recent_services.php
This series is in co-operation with NCAMES and FAHCS.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st)
Jamie Miller 202-225-4261
Rep. Scott Rigel (D-2nd)
Abby Gunderson; Leg. Dir. 202-225-4215
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd)
Randi Estes-Petty 202-225-8351
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-4th)
Ryan Kaldahl 202-225-6365
Rep.Robert Hurt (D-5th)
Kelly Simpson 202-225-4711
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th)
Kathryn Rexrode 202-225-5431
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th)
Kate MacGregor 202-225-2815
Rep. James Moran (D-8th)
Marcia Knutson 202-225-4376
Morgan Griffith (D-9th)
Christin O'Brien 202-225-3861
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th)
Jillian Pevo 202-225-5136
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th)
Dominic Bonaiuto--Leg. Dir. 202-225-1492
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Promoting compliance with accepted standards of practice and ethics for the industry. Effecting positive change through regulation and legislation Promoting the financial viability of the membership. Assuring that quality DME is an integral part of health care policy in the future. Promoting appropriateness and quality of care. Educating members, consumers, legislators, allied health care professionals, manufacturers and third party payors. Serving as liaison between governing agencies, third party payors and the membership. Being politically pro-active. Serving as the clearinghouse for the distribution of information. Assuring the continuation of a market driven DME industry. Demonstrating leadership and sound management principles.
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