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11/15/2006 12:00:00 AM

2006 Fee Schedule Amounts for Power Mobility Device Codes Have Been Refined

Subject: 2006 Fee Schedule Amounts for Power Mobility Device Codes Have Been Refined

On October 2nd, CMS released the fee schedule for the new powered mobility codes.  As we are all aware there were significant concerns associated with this new schedule and the Local Coverage Determination (LCD).  With industry advocacy and providers reaching out to their elected officials, the LCD was modified on 11/1/06 and CMS has now modified the fee schedule for PMD

Below is a link to the new PMD fee schedule effective 11/15/06

From: Medicare information for Suppliers and DME [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of CMS CMSProviderResource
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 4:30 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: 2006 Fee Schedule Amounts for Power Mobility Device Codes Have Been Refined

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making refinements to the new power mobility device (PMD) fee schedule issued on October 2, 2006.  These changes are designed to improve the accuracy of Medicare pricing, support high quality and service, provide value for Medicare and its beneficiaries, and insure that Medicare beneficiaries who need mobility assistance receive the modern medical care they need.

Fee schedule amounts for the new codes were originally issued on October 2, 2006.  The October 2 fee schedule was preceded by a posting in early August of MSRP information. CMS shared its data and calculations for the new fees with manufacturers and suppliers.  After receiving comments and feedback, CMS has performed a comprehensive review of the data and decided to make several refinements to the calculations.  The new codes and fee schedule amounts will be implemented on November 15, 2006.

For additional information regarding the fee schedule refinements, go to:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/DMEPOSFeeSched/01a_Power_Mobility_Devices.asp

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Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS

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