The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will be hosting a series of Special Open Door Forum (ODF) calls. Its next ODF is slated for June 28, at 3 pm EST and will address Medicare’s Prior Authorization for Power Mobility Devices Demonstration. The conference calls are designed to provide suppliers and physicians an opportunity to learn more about the demonstration and ask questions.

CMS reports that it will conduct a demonstration that will implement a prior authorization process for certain medical equipment for all individuals with Medicare residing in the seven states with high populations of fraud- and error-prone providers, these include California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. The demonstration aims to ensure that a beneficiary’s medical condition warrants their medical equipment under existing coverage guidelines. The program is also designed to assist in preserving a Medicare beneficiary’s right to receive quality products from accredited suppliers.

The release notes that customers may submit questions prior to the Special ODF to [email protected].

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