Monthly Archives: December 2017


Packer Perspective: The Rearview Mirror is Always Clearer than the Windshield

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett We have seen many changes in the last few years. We have had some good and many bad things that have put us in a position of change. Our industry has moved in new directions that are not conducive …

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Don’t Leave Money on the Table!

If you are providing group 3 power bases and you are not adding the KU modifier to the affected codes you are losing approximately $1000-$1500 in the allowed amount per claim! This applies to repair parts used on a group 3 base as well such as motors, joystick, replacement batteries, etc. The KU should be …

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Calls Needed to Pass Complex Manual Accessories Bill

CRT Stakeholders and Friends, Congress is finalizing year-end legislation this week, so your voice is needed! On Dec. 5, the NCART Board of Directors made 44 congressional visits in support of the passage of H.R 3730 as part of Congress’ year-end activity. The bill directs Medicare to stop applying competitive bid pricing to accessories/components of complex …

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The Twelve Days of OUTCOMES

NOT by Frederic Austin, (Ronald J. Turzy) ~Please consider singing along~ On the First day of outcomes U.S. Rehab gave to me – a tool to show evidence in which we all agree! On the Second day of outcomes U.S. Rehab gave to Fay- the only provider-centric tool which is a simple Sur-Vey! On the …

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Medicare Suppliers: Nov. 15-Dec. 31 are Important Dates…You Need to Know Why

By Ronda Buhrmester and Dan Fedor, VGM Reimbursement Specialists These dates should sound familiar for those dealing with the Medicare industry. It’s that time of year for open enrollment, which means if your company is currently enrolled as a participating supplier, now is the time to change your status to non-participating. Why is it important …

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