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Schedule a consultation at Heartland

The van Halem Group (vHG) has announced something new for Heartland attendees this year. Multiple vHG representatives will be on-site and available for personal consultations throughout the day Tuesday through Thursday. Whether you have questions about...

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7 Items Worth the Splurge

When you make your savings plan, you often don’t think about the things you should spend extra money on. While scrimping on other items such as groceries or kids clothes could help you in the long run, there are some expenditures that could...

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money management, personal finance, Save money, savings, spending

New CMS ABN form available

Effective June 21, 2017, providers must use the most recent version of the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) Form CMS-R-131 with the March 2020 expiration date to deliver a valid ABN. If the new form is not used on/after this date, any new ABN executed...

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RAC Announces it will review Underpayments made on Group 3 Wheelchair options

On May 17, 2017, Performant Recovery, the National DMEPOS RAC announced that it will begin to recover underpayments, or incorrect reductions owed to suppliers, for wheelchair accessories and cushions for Group 3 complex power rehab wheelchairs. Section...

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Two New “K” Codes for Therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors

By: Christina Colegrove RN, BSN – Clinical Consultant Change Request (CR) 10013 provides the addition of 2 new “K” codes for therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCs).  The effective...

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CGS to begin claim adjustments to reflect competitive bid rates in non-CBAs

CGS announced yesterday that they will begin mass claims adjustments to reflect the revised 2016 DMEPOS fee schedule amounts for certain DME items furnished on or after January 1, 2016, in areas that are not competitive bid areas, based on information...

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Oxygen Therapy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By: Christina Colegrove RN, BSN - Clinical Consultant For beneficiaries who require simultaneous use of home oxygen and PAP therapy, it is important to remember that all of the requirements in both the Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment and Positive Airway...

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How to Save $1,000,000 for Retirement

Retirement, 401(k), stocks and bonds, the subject matter of saving for the long term isn’t often as appealing as saving for the short term. Perhaps that’s why nearly three-quarters of Americans are underestimating how much they’ll...

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Personal Finances, retirement, savings

RAC removes L5845 from Approved Issues

After much concern in the O & P world, Performant Recovery has removed the automated review for code L5845 when billed with codes L5610-5616 & L5810-L5826. The announcement of this review on April 12, 2017 sparked immediate backlash, as the local...

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