Competitive Bidding Policies to Prohibit Some DME Billing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an announcement in response to concerns from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) as to the impact of durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding regulation released this month on home health agencies (NAHC Report 3/21/07). CMS also detailed changes to the Medicare Benefit…