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Bid winners in the off-the-shelf bracing category should be wary of lead-generation services
Bid winners in the off-the-shelf bracing category should be wary of lead-generation services

By Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group Direct-to-consumer marketing and lead-generation are perfectly legal manners in which to court potential customers. However, with Medicare patients, there are a number of laws that HME suppliers...

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CMS new demonstration project to include Nurse Practitioners as Certifying Physicians for Therapeutic Shoes and Inserts

Effective January 1, 2021 and extending through December 31, 2025, CMS is exercising its authority to allow nurse practitioners to certify that an order for diabetic shoes is required under a new model demonstration for certain states. Under this...

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Acceptable Testing for NIV patients

Carrie Nienberg, RN, CPC, Director of Clinical Operations On August 25th, 2020, CGS conducted a webinar on the National Coverage Determination (NCD) coverage criteria and documentation requirements for ventilators. During the webinar, the following...

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