Prior Authorization for K0856 and K0861 Update

(reference MAC Q and (9-6-17) Q: Why are accessory claim lines being split and denied from the Condition of Payment power wheelchair claims? A: The accessory claims are denied because the Unique Tracking Number (UTN) is being submitted on the accessory claim lines. Only include a UTN for the prior authorized items (K0856/K0861) claim lines. For submission …

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Packer Perspective: Protect My Mobility! Urge Your Representatives to Pass H.R. 3730

In late June, CMS announced a policy clarification that they would not apply competitive bid rates for accessories used with Group 3 CRT power wheelchairs. CMS partially solved the problem with this clarification. Reps. Lee Zelden (R-N.Y.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) introduced H.R. 3730 in September to stop competitive bid rates from being applied to …

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U.S. Rehab Launches Secure Tech Solutions

VGM has created VGM Secure Tech Solutions to address the growing security and technology concerns of our members. Consisting of eight team members with expertise in various areas of technology (wizards, really), this new offering helps members with anything technology or security related. And, they do mean anything. Expert Advice “We’ve always had members contact …

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Heartland Conference News: Schedule Released, Call for Speakers and Price Reduced!

We know it’s more than eight months away, but Heartland Conference and our chance to welcome our member friends to our hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, are never out of our thoughts. Here’s the latest and greatest news about Heartland Conference 2018: The Schedule The 2018 conference will run Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-21. U.S. Rehab’s popular three-day …

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