Navigation Links
American Association for Homecare Expects Medicare to Move Past its Deny-at-All-Costs Culture that Routinely Denies Claims for Power Wheelchairs
Date:9/19/2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stakeholders are hopeful that 11th-hour changes will smooth Medicare's new prior authorization process for beneficiaries who have prescriptions for power wheelchairs. But the stakeholders, including homecare providers, physicians, and advocates for Americans with disabilities, remain concerned about whether the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has done enough to ensure that patient care and services won't be jeopardized by the new program.

Just days before the September 1 start date for the massive prior authorization demonstration project, CMS agreed to a recommendation to allow use of clinical templates. This addressed one of the key factors for ensuring that the prior authorization program is successful.

Unfortunately, CMS didn't include more specifics or examples of acceptable clinical templates that will be permitted to be used by physicians to document their patients' medical need for power mobility devices. The focus now shifts to how CMS will direct its contractors to administer the program. It is critical that providers and physicians obtain clarity from CMS on acceptable clinical templates.

Under the three-year demonstration program, all power mobility claims from Medicare patients in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Texas must be submitted for prior authorization.  Medicare beneficiaries in these states receive nearly 50 percent of all the power wheelchairs obtained through Medicare each year.

The controversy surrounding the prior authorization program had focused on the massive size of the project, the significantly flawed CMS process for approving power wheelchair claims, and the process for documenting a Medicare patient's medical need for mobility assistance. The program comes at a time when embattled home medical equipment providers are reeling from a barrage of CMS policies ranging from flawe
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Launches Cities for Life
2. Interim results of VITOBA™ (VImpaT® added to One Baseline AED) Study Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
3. Elsevier Selected as New Publisher of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
4. Shire to Present Scientific Data Across Range of Psychiatric Disorders at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting May 5-9
5. Data Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Supports Gender-Specific Dosing of Intermezzo® (zolpidem tartrate) Sublingual Tablets CIV
6. New Data to be Presented at the Annual American Thoracic Society International Conference Demonstrates Depth of Boehringer Ingelheim Respiratory Research Pipeline
7. NVA237 Phase III GLOW2 Data at American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference and Phase II Clinical Trial Update
8. Pharmacyclics Announces Oral Presentations and Clinical Update of Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
9. Purdue Pharma L.P. To Present Analysis Of Butrans® (buprenorphine) Transdermal System CIII Clinical Data At American Pain Society Annual Meeting
10. Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation Included in the American Urological Associations Overactive Bladder Clinical Treatment Guidelines
11. Lilly Diabetes Presents Phase II Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Data on Investigational GLP-1 Analog Candidate, Dulaglutide, in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at the 27th American Society of Hypertension Scientific Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... - Russell Williams , President of ... 2015-2016 Quebec Budget, noting the fiscal discipline and the ... However, the association is concerned about the decline of ... intent to strive for a balanced budget this year, ... Quebec,s economic development is encouraging," said Mr. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 The Temple Health ... April to a 5,000-square-foot building at 1802 South First St. ... area designated by the City of Temple ... & White and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, ... laboratory space to early stage biotechnology and life science companies. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... for trauma patients. Available in both small ... External Fixation System from Zimmer is a modular system ...   The XtraFix System allows surgeons to eliminate ... fixation process, resulting in saved time, costs and overall team ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 2Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 3Temple Health & Bioscience District Relocates, Offers Office And Lab Space To Biotech Companies 2Zimmer Debuts New Modular External Fixation System 2Zimmer Debuts New Modular External Fixation System 3
... Clinical trials in which participants are randomly assigned to different ... conducted correctly, it,s widely accepted by the research community that ... But researchers at the University of Michigan hope to ... patients by investigating the impact of a class of innovative ...
... CRY ), an implantable biological medical device ... BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has received Shonin approval from the ... use in the repair of aortic dissections. ... in Japan for use in this subset of cardiac ...
Cached Medicine Technology:U-M Receives NIH, FDA Grant To Study Adaptive Clinical Trial Design 2CryoLife Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval for BioGlue Surgical Adhesive 2CryoLife Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval for BioGlue Surgical Adhesive 3CryoLife Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval for BioGlue Surgical Adhesive 4CryoLife Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval for BioGlue Surgical Adhesive 5
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 Aureus Medical Group (web: ... physical therapy jobs, has announced that it will ... Therapy Association Annual Conference to be held April ... in Columbus, OH. , The OPTA Annual ... with products and services. , Representatives from ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Designers and ... new overlay entitled Scratches 5K from Pixel Film Studios. ... effects to any media inside Final Cut Pro X” ... Corporate saves time and is an effective tool for ... FCPX Overlay Scratches 5K's intuitive grunge overlays. Simply drag ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... damage restoration specialists , this week released a report ... worsen the symptoms of asthma sufferers, and according to ... healthy children. , According to the Environmental Protection ... can develop asthmatic reactions. Breathing in mold may trigger ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 Wellness for Cancer–the first organization ... for the spa and wellness industry–has certified Hands On ... experienced or are living with cancer. Hands On ... Network, will be identified with a special Wellness for ... of safe, therapeutic services for cancer patients. , Wellness ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... York (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The ... ) that allege the statin medication increases the risk ... granted Pfizer Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss four individual cases ... a Case Management Order issued in the U.S. District ... Court determined that the dismissals were warranted because the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Unveiled Scratches 5k for Final Cut Pro X Editors 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 4Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 3
... BeneChill, Inc. ( www.benechill.com ) today announced the ... study. This randomized study will determine whether intra-nasal ... patient resuscitation and survival rates.The PRINCE study is ... Europe. The company received CE marking for the ...
... manufacturer of,GUM(R) and Butler(R) brand products and a leader ... worldwide, is putting its support,behind the American Dental Association,s ... health. , Each February since ... to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. ...
... most symptoms fade within 6 weeks, experts say , , ... physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs is the most effective ... degenerative disc disease, according to a review of published ... 90 percent of people with low back pain, symptoms ...
... part in regular physical activity have a better quality ... issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and ... more physically active report better mood, more vigor, and ... take-home message is that early-stage lung cancer survivors may ...
... ANN ARBOR, Mich. One-fifth of women who should ... potentially lifesaving treatment, according to a new study from ... , The study looked at 396 women who were ... found that 19 percent of women who fell clearly ...
... Vitamin(R) has launched the web site for Keep ,Em ... that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to carry ... information and offering online community support. , ... Cookin, with one very specific goal in mind --- ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:BeneChill Launches European Study of Intra-Arrest Cooling 2Health News:Sunstar to Support ADA's 60th Annual National Children's Dental Health Month 2Health News:Sunstar to Support ADA's 60th Annual National Children's Dental Health Month 3Health News:Therapy, Meds Best for Lumbar Low Back Pain 2Health News:Regular physical activity linked to better quality of life in early-stage lung cancer survivors 2Health News:19 percent of breast cancer patients don’t receive recommended radiation after mastectomy 2Health News:Vitamin Launches Online Face for Keep 'Em Cookin' 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: