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The Medicare Bracing Blog: Medical Providers

Medicare Dear Physician Knee Orthoses Letter (July 2022)

Medicare Dear Physician Knee Orthoses Letter (July 2022)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Dear Physician letter with summary guidance information on Medicare's coverage and documentation requirements for knee orthoses. 

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What is PDAC Approved Bracing?

What is PDAC Approved Bracing?

If you are involved with durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS), you should be aware of updates to PDAC (pricing, coding analysis, and coding) approved bracing.

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We Partnered with Parachute Health for Digital Orders

We Partnered with Parachute Health for Digital Orders

Elite Medical Supply has partnered with Parachute Health to get your patients the quality DME products they need, faster!

Read on to learn more about this time-saving digital ordering experience.

 

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NY State Non-Opioid Treatment Consideration Bill

NY State Non-Opioid Treatment Consideration Bill

The NY State Assembly and Senate passed a bill requiring practitioners to consider non-opioid alternative treatments for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The Assembly version of the bill is A273 and...

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Prior Authorization Changes for Medicare Off-the-Shelf Knee and Back Braces

Prior Authorization Changes for Medicare Off-the-Shelf Knee and Back Braces

If you are involved with Medicare durable medical equipment (DME), you should be aware of some upcoming rule changes that may affect you in the next few months. 

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Tips for Communicating With Your Doctor at Your Next Appointment

Tips for Communicating With Your Doctor at Your Next Appointment

As a patient you play an active role in the healthcare you receive. One of the best ways to advocate for yourself is through communication with your doctor. 

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Understanding the Different Types of Orthopedists

Understanding the Different Types of Orthopedists

If you have sustained a back injury and felt unsure about which orthopedic professional to see, you are not alone. This is because there are many different types of orthopedic providers and...

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Understanding the Value of Orthopedic Specialists

Understanding the Value of Orthopedic Specialists

An orthopedist is a physician that specializes in treating skeletal injuries and diseases. Some of the conditions they treat are bone fractures, sports injuries, carpal tunnel, spinal injuries, back...

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Six Signs You Need to See an Orthopedic Doctor

Six Signs You Need to See an Orthopedic Doctor

Even a little discomfort in the bones, ligaments, and tissues can change your ability to perform daily activities. Speak with a medical professional if you're having trouble going about your everyday...

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Explaining Proper Medical Record Documentation

Explaining Proper Medical Record Documentation

Proper medical record documentation practices are learned skills.  Reasons for the lack of documentation include misunderstandings of what, when, how, and why to document.  Carriers and their hired...

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