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CMS to Hold ODF on Prior Authorization for DMEPOS and Other Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a special Open Door Forum (ODF) to allow durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) physicians, suppliers, treating practitioners, ambulance suppliers and other interested parties to learn about the recently announced new prior authorization initiatives. The forum discussion will include the Medicare expanded prior authorization demonstration for power mobility devices, the hyperbaric oxygen and repetitive scheduled non-emergent ambulance transport prior authorization models, and a new proposed rule for prior authorization for certain DMEPOS.

The ODF is scheduled for June 17 from 11 a.m. – noon (PT). To participate, dial (800) 837-1935 and use conference ID #41801913. Participants will not be able to ask questions during the call but are encouraged to submit questions prior to the call at MedicareMedicalReview@cms.hhs.gov.

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