Medicare To Require Prior Authorization for Knee Braces, Wheelchairs and Other Medical Equipment
CMS on Tuesday issued a final rule that will require prior authorization for Medicare to cover certain durable medical equipment. Examples of such equipment include knee braces, oxygen supplies, prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs. The rule will take effect within 60 days of its publication.
- "New Federal Rule Targets Medical Equipment Often Subject to Fraud" (Ungar, USA Today, 12/29/15).
- "CMS Finalizes Rule Targeting DME Fraud" (Firth, MedPage Today, 12/29/15).