DMERCs Release

PMD Documentation Requirements

In Web Postings, the DMERCs posted an article providing more information regarding the documentation that suppliers must have in conjunction with claims for power mobility devices (power wheelchairs and power-operated vehicles/scooters). This information is likely to be repeated in the upcoming DMERC medical policies due in August 2006 (those medical policies will "marry" the national coverage determination criteria with the 64 new PMD codes).

We have provided a copy of the complete DMERC article below. While the article repeats information from the CMS final rule on "face-to-face" examinations effective June 5, 2006, the DMERCs have added additional many requirements. It is important to fully understand the new requirements, described in detail in the article.

Go to: Power Mobility Devices – Documentation Requirements