The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has submitted a letter to CMS asking the agency to “reconsider the timeframe in which a durable medical equipment (DME) provider may give an advance beneficiary notice (ABN) to a Medicare beneficiary who initiates therapy with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device.”

Current Medicare policy states that the provider may not give the beneficiary an ABN at the start of therapy, but must wait until the 60th day of therapy to give them the ABN.

According to the letter, AAHomecare would like CMS to consider adopting an approach where the provider would be able to give the beneficiary an ABN when CPAP therapy begins if they have carefully assessed the beneficiary’s propensity to comply or not comply with medical instructions.