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Correct Coding - Leg Rest and Foot Plates/Foot Platforms bundled into HCPCS E1012

By: Kay Koch, OTR/L, ATP, Rehab Clinical and Education Consultant This DME MAC Joint Publication was posted on June 22, 2017. It is a good reminder to those who are billing the E1012 center mount elevating leg rest on power wheelchairs. Recently...

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Nature v. Nurture: The Psychology of Spending

If you’ve ever taken Psychology 101, you’ve probably heard the argument for nature v. nurture. In this multi-century discussion, psychologists have debated whether a person’s genetics or environment make a greater impact on...

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RAC AUDIT ALERT: Power Mobility Devices

Performant Recovery, National RAC for DME, Home Health and Hospice has released another issue to the approved issues log. Power Mobility Devices not subject to the PA demonstration are under complex review, effective June 6, 2017. Claims will be reviewed...

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Three Things to Look for in a Starter Home

If you’re in the market for your first home, congratulations! Becoming a homeowner is an exciting step on your financial journey. At Iowa State Bank, our dedicated mortgage lenders are here to help you find the best financing option for your...

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The Cost of Compliance – An impassioned plea to be proactive

By: Wayne H. van Halem To start, when I say compliance I am speaking directly to being compliant with government laws and regulations when treating patients receiving services from government or private payors. This isn’t licensure or accreditation,...

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Potential ventilator overpayments identified by the OIG

In September 2016, the OIG released a report titled "Escalating Medicare Billing for Ventilators Raises Concerns". The report findings were a result of the 2016 OIG Work Plan that identified ventilators as a target for review. The OIG investigation looked...

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