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Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama

Cerfitying Medicare DME Orders

Posted over 2 years ago by D'Ann Somerall

Congress recently passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This act was important to NPs, not only because it reformed the way Medicare reimburses providers, but H.R. 2 also eliminated the barrier that prevented NPs from certifying the face-to-face visit with their patients prior to ordering certain DME. If you are having difficulties with having orders filled by certain DME suppliers please see the following link for the specific section of H.R. 2 that enables NPs to certifiy their own orders for DME. If a DME supplier is not agreeing to fill your order, please share the above link with them so that they can be made aware of the change in law.  If you continue to have issues please contact the AANP Federal Government Affairs Office to provide additional assistance.