Letters to the industry from Clint Geffert and Wayne van Halem
VGM & Associates Bring It Home video
Ronda Buhrmester and Ty Bello offer their insights on relaxed CMS policies and the opportunity for the HME community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wayne van Halem and Miriam Lieber discuss loosened CMS requirements amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as operational and leadership changes in the field.
CMS has determined it is appropriate to issue a blanket waiver where DMEPOS is lost, destroyed, irreparably damaged, or otherwise rendered unusable or unavailable. Contractors have the flexibility to waive replacements requirements such that the face-to-face requirement, a new physician’s order, and new medical necessity documentation are not required. Suppliers must still include a narrative description on the claim explaining the reason why the equipment must be replaced and are reminded to maintain documentation indicating that the DMEPOS was lost, destroyed, irreparably damaged or otherwise rendered unusable or unavailable as a result of the emergency.
The full article can be found here.