Upcoming Events

SWMESA Conference

Wednesday August 08, 2018 - August 09, 2018

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

Details:


Big Sky AMES

Wednesday August 15, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Anaconda, MT

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Tech Training

Tuesday August 21, 2018 - August 23, 2018

Time:

12:00 AM

Location:

Chicago, IL

Details:

Tech Training in Chicago, IL will be held at:

Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Hotel

5615 North Cumberland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60631

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ACMESA

Wednesday August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

TBD

Details:


PMD Prior Authorization CONTINUED and EXPANDED - Part 2

Wednesday August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenters:  Dan Fedor, Director of Reimbursement and Education for U.S. Rehab, and Ronda Buhrmester, Director of Reimbursement for VGM Associates

The PMD Prior Authorization Demo program was established in 2012 in seven states and was expanded to an additional 12 states in October 2014. The program included the following codes:
• All power operated vehicles (K0800-K0802 and K0812)
• All standard power wheelchairs (K0813-K0829)
• All Group 2 complex rehabilitative power wheelchairs (K0835-K0843)
• All Group 3 complex  rehabilitative power wheelchairs without power options (K0848-K0855)
• All pediatric power wheelchairs (K0890-K0891)
• Miscellaneous power wheelchairs (K0898)

This demo program was slated to end on Aug. 31, 2018; however, prior authorization for certain PMDs will continue and be expanded nationally beginning Sept. 1, 2018, as a condition of payment. 

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the affected codes and areas (and which codes, currently part of the PMD demo, will NO longer be eligible for  PA).
• Determine when and if ADMC will still be an option for complex mobility codes.
• How to handle when there is a representative payee on file.
• Discuss the common accessories being reviewed.

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HME Reimbursement: A New Frontier

Thursday August 30, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Details:

In dealing with third-party payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage Plans, HME providers are feeling like they’re in the Wild West. It’s a showdown with those who serve the chronically ill and disabled and those who pay for it. How you get paid for the products and services you provide has changed, creating a New Frontier for HME providers.

In this journey, Dan Fedor and Ronda Buhrmester will guide you through this New Frontier and ensure you’re able to navigate the landscape to get to your destination—being paid timely and accurately for the products and services you provide.

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August 2018

Providing Solutions for Complex Rehab Providers