Upcoming Events

Tech Training Seminar

Tuesday July 09, 2019 - July 10, 2019

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Salt Lake City, UT

Details:

Join U.S. Rehab in Salt Lake City, UT for an in-person Tech Training seminar on July 9-10, 2019!

This 2-day session will look at the technical aspects of manual and power wheelchairs from several key manufacturers in the industry. Electronic and mechanical components, as well as troubleshooting skills and steps to identify issues and solve problems will be addressed.

U.S. Rehab’s Tech Training seminars are a one-stop shop that helps technicians meet the CMS DMEPOS Quality Standard of training from each member manufacturer of the products and services you provide.

For more information, visit the U.S. Rehab Tech Training website.


Competitive Bidding: Make Sure You Are Ready to Bid!

Tuesday July 09, 2019 - July 09, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenters from VGM & Associates: Mark Higley, VP of Regulatory Affairs; Ronda Buhrmester, Director of Reimbursement; Craig Douglas, VP of Payer and Member Relations

It is time to start taking a closer look at the major new bidding methodologies in this updated webinar. Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, and Craig Douglas will walk you through the details, such as explaining the differences in enrollment surety bonds and the new requirement for a “bid bond” in each CBA.

The team will demonstrate how lead item pricing impacts non-lead item pricing, and offer some excellent “visuals” to comprehend maximum winning bid, demand and capacity, and “bona fide bids.”  As you prepare for Round 2021 it is extremely important that you understand how the bid and capacity offers you submit (or, if you are not in a CBA, what the likely effect will be to your patient service area) will impact your business overall. How will the reimbursement on your book of Medicare business vary depending on your “lead item” bid?  Craig will demonstrate! Join us to review firsthand these new tools that have been developed in order to help you comprehend these issues....which will assist you submitting a SMART BID!

Learning Objectives:
 • Learn the difference between enrollment surety bonds and bid bonds.
 • Discuss the importance of meeting the supplier standards (licenses, accreditation, etc.)
 • Identify how to bid to positively impact your business in lead items and non-lead items.
 • Discover how "capacity" plays a part in bidding.

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Condition of Payment Prior Authorization – Group 2 Support Surfaces

Tuesday July 09, 2019 - July 09, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

The condition of payment prior authorization (COPPA) is moving into Group 2 support surfaces with the first phase starting in July 2019. The following five HCPCS codes are affected: E0193, E0277, E0371, E0372, and E0373. The first phase is starting in four states (California, New Jersey, Indiana, and North Carolina), then phase 2 moves nationally in October 2019. This discussion will review the process for submitting a prior authorization. This webinar will be informative for all types of suppliers because there are 135 HCPCS codes on the master list, some of which are E1390, E0466, and E2402. The master list includes codes that could be potentially moved to the required prior authorization list.

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the process for submitting a prior authorization to Medicare.
• Review the requirements to get the approval the first time of submission.
• Identify the other potential HCPCS codes included on the master list for the possibility of a prior authorization in the future.
• Define the process of an unfavorable (unaffirmed) prior authorization

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Compass Health Brands Pressure Support Overview

Thursday July 11, 2019 - July 11, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 1 p.m. CDT
Presenter
: Devon Drysdal, Product Specialist & Director – Key Accounts South, Compass Health Brands

In this webinar, there will be brief background on Meridian Medical – Compass Health Brand’s (CHB) pressure support brand. It will also highlight the key pressure support products that CHB offers. The goal is to create a “comfort zone” with these items for the VGM Wound Care team  and paint a clear picture of what’s available to the VGM customer base.

Learning Objectives:
 • Ensure the VGM Wound Care team has insight into the features and benefits on the primary products in CHB’s pressure support offering.

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Cushions and Backs Don’t Rest ALONE on the Diagnosis Code

Tuesday July 23, 2019 - July 23, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenter: Dan Fedor, Director of Reimbursement and Education, U.S. Rehab

Skin protection/positioning cushions and backs ARE diagnosis (ICD10) driven. However, they don't REST alone on a diagnosis code. In addition to a qualifying ICD10, there must be narrative from a clinician that supports the ICD10, otherwise the cushion/back will deny. There is also a relatively new change in the allowance of cushion/back replacement. CMS has forced a retraction of a previous decision to allow replacement of cushions/backs after two years and has instructed the DME MACs to enforce the DME five-year reasonable useful life (RUL). In this session, Dan will identify the required narrative documentation for skin protection and positioning cushions/backs to support the ICD10, as well as address the documentation requirements for replacement of cushions and backs within five years. Since many other insurances follow Medicare's lead, this is becoming wide spread, and if the documentation for replacement is not sufficient, the replacement cushion will not be reimbursed.

Learning Objectives:
 • Identify additional documentation requirements beyond the diagnosis code (ICD10).
 • Determine appropriate time for replacement.
 • Construct an evaluation that will enable qualified patients to receive the appropriate cushion/back as well as for appropriate replacement.

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July 2019

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