Update on Qualified Provider for Oxygen Equipment Testing
If a patient is under a Part A covered stay payment such as hospital, nursing facility, home health, or hospice, then this meets the qualified provider standard. However, you need to be sure that patient is under a Part A covered payment. If the patient is not under the Part A covered payment, then the requirements are not met and qualification would be invalid. For example, if a patient is under Part A in nursing facility, Medicare covers the first 100 days, if the patient is under that first 100 days, and qualifies for home oxygen, and then the testing performed in the nursing facility is acceptable. Home Health Part A coverage varies based on diagnosis and plan of care.
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