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DME Licensure Medicare Policy

by Dr. Paul Kesselman, CEO PARK DPM Consulting LLC

Recently there was a report in a publication received mostly by Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) providers (mostly orthotists, prosthetists and pedorthists) that created quite a stir for several podiatrists They thought based on this story, that the sky was falling and that DPM's were no longer going to be able to provide certain DME services in 17 states where licensure requirements are in existence.
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The new 21st Century Cures Act takes effect April 5. Are you ready?

by Michael L. Brody, DPM

What are the Goals of the 21st Century Cures Act? Make Patient Data Requests Easy and Inexpensive Allow Patients, Doctors, and Health Care Systems to benefit from a vibrant application marketplace. Improve Patient Safety Prevent Information Blocking
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Having “Red White and Blue” Trouble?

by Cindy Pezza, PMAC

Here’s a fun fact that is wreaking havoc in practices with a large volume of patients over 65, especially where facility work (SNFs, assisted living, nursing homes) is involved: Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans has DOUBLED over the past decade It has been reported so far in 2021 that approximately 43% (up from 39% in 2020; see graph below) of the 63 million individuals who “have Medicare” actually receive their benefits via an Advantage Plan. And just when you thought you were finished updating patient insurance information in January and February, if those Medicare Advantage patients decide that the plan they chose was not the right fit and they want to go back to traditional Medicare, they have until March 31st to do so.
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Insurers Making Changes to Coverage due to COVID

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

As COVID numbers start an uptick, private insurers are making additional changes to their coverage policies.
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