DME MACs Add New Covered Diagnoses for Nebulizers

Suppliers are no doubt busy with the seasonal influx of patients suffering with respiratory illnesses. Fortunately, the DME MACs added several new covered diagnoses to the Nebulizer Policy Article that, effective October 1, 2023, clear a reimbursement path for those...

Accept Assignment? That is the question …

Last week, I wrote about the ins and outs of Medicare participation (you can read that here). This week, I thought I would shine a little light on claim assignment. What is Medicare assignment? When a participating supplier accepts assignment – as they must –...

Do you participate?

In talking to DME suppliers all over the country, I find that many use the Medicare terms participation and assignment interchangeably. They are related – but not the same – so I thought a quick refresher on these two concepts might be useful to you and...