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Power wheelchair payments

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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House regulatory affairs subcommittee Chair Candice Miller (R-Mich.) accuses CMS of having "failed to seriously evaluate the additional burden" on suppliers of information collection requirements in CMS' April 1 final rule on "Conditions for Payment of Power Mobility Devices." Miller's May 19 letter responds to the requirement for suppliers to obtain a prescription and accompanying documents with a beneficiary's medical history before giving them a power mobility device. Previously, only a single "certificate of medical necessity" form was needed (1"The Gray Sheet" April 3, 2006, In Brief). Miller suggests CMS adopt a standardized form for the required information...
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