On October 23, 2008, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC Provider Outreach and Clinical Education Department offered a free teleconference on Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Device Local Coverage Determination. [removed]Materials from the teleconference[/removed], including the follow-up question and answer session, are now available online.
Some of the questions addressed include:
Q: If the patient must see their treating physician for the face-to-face clinical re-
evaluation, this would require the patient to have a whole additional visit. Is this covered by Medicare?
Q: Since the physician needs to review the objective evidence of compliance, does that information have to be sent to them prior to the patient’s re-evaluation or does it have to be performed simultaneously?
Q: How would the supplier ascertain the objective adherence to therapy through a phone call with the patient