CMS has announced updates to its list of items of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) that will require prior authorization as a condition of payment. These new items will join 33 types of power wheelchairs that currently require prior authorization, bringing the list of DMEPOS that will require prior authorization to 45 … Read more

All Competitive Bid Program Contracts Ended on December 31, 2018. What Beneficiaries Should Know: Equipment in process under the 13 month capped rental program should continue “business as usual”. While providers who do not accept Medicare assignment cannot charge more than 15% higher than Medicare’s allowed charge. There is no such restriction (no limiting charge) … Read more