DME MACs Update Oxygen FAQs

February 22, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - DME MACs published updated FAQs relating to the new Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment LCD.

Providing Free Services To Physicians: Latest OIG Guidance

February 21, 2023

Free services save the physician money and free services constitute “remuneration” in violation of the federal anti-kickback statute (AKS).

California Democrats Pitch Wage Hike For Health Workers

February 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO - As reported in the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, Democratic state lawmakers recently introduced legislation to mandate a $25 minimum wage for health workers.

Waiver And Reduction Of Copayments For Medicare Beneficiaries

February 18, 2023

AMARILLO, TX - Medicare beneficiaries have an obligation to pay a copayment…normally 20%. A common question arises: When is it proper for a DME supplier to waive or reduce a copayment?

CMS Proposes Medicare Coverage For Seat Elevation Systems

February 18, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CMS has released a proposed National Coverage Determination (NCD) decision to offer coverage for power seat elevation systems on certain power wheelchairs to Medicare beneficiaries.

Public Health Emergency Set To End On May 11

February 17, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Biden administration recently announced plans to conclude the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023.