- View and respond to contract offers
- Submit and monitor the status of Form C, change of information, subcontracting and location update forms.
- Print and download documents.
The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) has announced their new online portal Connexion. This portal will be designed for bidders and will provide interactive access to the organization’s competitive bidding information. The portal will enable participating suppliers (those bidding and those already contracted) to:
When a patient enters into a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), generally DME items are not separately payable, but there are a few exceptions (mostly part B physician services). However, beyond the first 100 days of the Part A stay, certain Part B covered services are separately billable by a DME supplier. Those items are orthotic and prosthetic devices, enteral nutrition, ostomy supplies, urological supplies, tracheostomy supplies and surgical dressings.
If you are billing for a recurring rental item that is not separately billable (and the patient is admitted to a SNF), upon discharge you can update your anniversary date to coincide with the discharge (if discovered within 30 days of your original bill date).
CMS has decided not to proceed with its proposed changes to the existing miscellaneous HCPCS E1399 and K0108. Recently, CMS proposed to divide these two ‘catch all’ codes into six new codes that would impose three pricing/reimbursement categories: (1) Inexpensive DME; (2) Other DME or Expensive DME; and (3) Replacement parts for DME being repaired. CMS was seeking to reign in the use of miscellaneous codes and apply a fee schedule structure to avoid paying in excess for supplies which are always reimbursed as a purchase under the current model.