Meet Medical Necessity for Oxygen
From: Home Care Magazine
Medicare requires layers of documentation
by Sarah Hanna
For many providers, oxygen is the lifeblood of their revenue cycle. But Medicare is making it increasingly difficult to keep the oxygen cash flow in a positive state.
We have CERT, pre-pay audits, Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs) and also more complicated redeterminations and reconsiderations to validate a patient’s medical need.
Remember the good old days when a Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) sufficed as proof of medical necessity? Unfortunately, our new reality involves chart note documentation from referral sources.