At LifeScan, Inc. we build partnerships with our suppliers based on a shared vision of success. It is only by helping you achieve your goals that we achieve ours. The Medicare landscape is changing and as a valued partner, we offer you information on recent Medicare changes and our OneTouch® brand program.
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- DMEPOS Enrollment
In November 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved national accreditation organizations that will accredit suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) as meeting new quality standards under Medicare Part B. (April 2016) Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/MedicareProviderSupEnroll/DMEPOSEnrollment.html
DMEPOS Quality Standards (PDF Document)
DMEPOS Accreditation Organizations (PDF Document)
- Competitive Bidding Program
The Competitive Bidding Program replaces the outdated prices Medicare has been paying with lower, more accurate prices. Under this program, suppliers submit bids to provide certain medical equipment and supplies at a lower price than what Medicare now pays for these items. Medicare uses these bids to set the amount it pays for those equipment and supplies under the Competitive Bidding Program. Qualified, accredited suppliers with winning bids are chosen as Medicare contract suppliers. (April 2016) Retrieved from: https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/part-b/competitive-bidding-program.html
- DMEPOS Competitive Bidding
The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was mandated by Congress through the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). The statute requires that Medicare replace the current fee schedule payment methodology for selected Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) items with a competitive bid process. The intent is to improve the effectiveness of the Medicare methodology for setting DMEPOS payment amounts, which will reduce beneficiary out-of-pocket expenses and save the Medicare program money while ensuring beneficiary access to quality items and services. (April 2016) Retrieved from: http://www.dmecompetitivebid.com/palmetto/cbic.nsf/DocsCat/Home
DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Important Announcements (Round 2 & National Mail-Order Recompete)
- National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI)
The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard. The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA. (April 2016) Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/NationalProvIdentStand/index.html?redirect=/nationalprovidentstand/