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CMS Eases Access To Replacement DME In Harvey-Hit Areas, But Competitive Bidding Remains

September 11, 2017
Medicare will replace beneficiaries’ durable medical equipment wrecked by Hurricane Harvey without the typical documentation of doctor visits and physician orders, but only suppliers chosen by the DME bidding program may provide the equipment in certain areas. Kim Brummett with the American Association for Homecare said the CMS waiver is a big help, but there are concerns that there might be too few competitive-bid contract suppliers to service beneficiaries in Harvey-stricken areas. CMS on Thursday (Sept. 7) released guidance that...

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