Archive for The Day of September 5th, 2006

Archive for the Day of September 5th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of September 5th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during September 5th, 2006.

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Changes to DME Products

The CMS eases quality standards for small DME suppliers. Originally released earlier this year, the new standards were difficult to understand and even more difficult to comply to. Numerous complaints and comments were made regarding the changes and the CMS responded by releasing a “greatly simplified” version of quality standards for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS). Some of the items that were rewritten to be easier to comply with include: * Bringing the standards to meet from 104 pages to 14; * Focusing the standards more specifically on the issues affecting quality service for Medicare beneficiaries; * Clarifying the requirements for performance management to allow

January 2007 Will Bring Cuts in Reimbursements

This January will bring something even larger than the reported 4.7%; now it has been reported to be 5.1 percent. As you know the maximum Medicare can cut your payments in one year is 5.1 percent and normally those cuts are done in a number of cuts over each year for certain types of payments, this year it will happen all at once in January. The cut comes from the costs to reimburse certain programs are sky rocketing and Congress keeps canceling the annual cuts without considering the following year’s growth rate for funds that will be needed. In order to level off the amount of claims versus payments, Medicare

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