DMERCs Implement Grace Period for Power Mobility Rule

December 2005
HomeCare Magazine;Dec2005, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers have announced that there will be a grace period for the implementation of a rule that dispenses with the power mobility (PMD) certificate of medical necessity (CMN). The interim final rule for power mobility devices, which took effect October 25, supersedes the power mobility CMN with a direct examination and a doctor's prescription. Further, the prior documentation requirements will be applied, which require that there must be a dispensing order for the PMD from the physician that is obtained by the supplier prior to delivery of the device and that there must be documentation in the patient's medical record that the coverage criteria for the PMD have been complied with.


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