CMS addresses oxygen equipment

December 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2009, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p143
The article reports on the issuance of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of instructions about the management of claims for oxygen equipment. It considers the issue of the equipment's replacement when it was lost due to its supplier's bankruptcy. It notes that under the regulation, a patient can avail the replacement if he or she continually use the apparatus, however, if the supplier files a petition under Chapter 7 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, it is then considered lost.


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