From: Home Care Magazine
MIAMI, Aug. 24, 2012—According to Rob Brant, board president of the Accredited Medical Equipment Providers of America (AMEPA): Medicare has finally released utilization records for Round 1 of their bidding program in home medical equipment and it did not take a Freedom of Information Act request or act of Congress to attain the records. Ironically, Medicare has included the 2011 allowable units with a corresponding list of HCPCS codes as part of the Round 1 Recompete Worksheets.
Wireless DX Monitoring states it provides cardiac event monitoring. However CRE has been advised that its services are virtually worthless. One of our readers was provided with a unit that had a deficient battery. The battery was replaced but the unit was not providing information to the recording units. The problem—the user was not in a service area serviced primarily by AT & T.
A new recording device was provided with two sets of batteries both of which were to work for nearly a week. The first set of batteries died in two days as did the second set of batteries.