ReaDME: The latest in DME news April 2019


DME Today

The latest in DME news, from regulations and guidelines to payer and patient trends.

CMS Released a Medicare Beneficiaries Fact Sheet. It describes, in numbers, the current Medicare Population.

Healthcare Updates

Upcoming events and news to keep you ahead of the curve.

With the release of the new round of Competitive Bidding, it is important for providers to stay up to date with the most recent changes to the bidding program. It is recommended to sign up for the CBIC Listserv to receive the current news releases and helpful up to date reminders for providers during this new bidding process.


The updates include the requirement for the provider to obtain a $50,000 surety bond for each competitive bid area the provider wishes to submit a bid.

Be sure to also ensure your PECOS certification, and CMS-855s form, is up to date.

Best Practices

Do’s and don’t’s developed to maximize returns and minimize denials.

Ensure you are accurately reflecting the Medicare allowables during the temporary gap period by updating to the most recent Medicare Fee Schedules. These can be found on the DMEMACs websites.