CMS Comment Period for Expanding PA- Deadline is July 28, 2014
CMS is looking at expanding prior authorization to other areas of DME such as PAP and RAD devices, hospital beds, negative pressure wound therapy, some group support surfaces, power wheelchairs, and much more.
Prior authorization started in September 2012 with PMDs under the prior authorization demonstration project. The project is currently in seven states and is scheduled to run through September 2015.
The project is doing well in all seven states with both CMS and the supplier community, and will possibly be extended to 12 additional states.