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Capped Rental DME: Enforcement of Payment Requirements for Beneficiaryowned Capped Rental Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

This article is primarily informational and summarizes the findings of the Office of
the Inspector General (OIG) report of August of 2010 titled, “A Review of Claims
for Capped Rental Durable Medical Equipment.” The article contains references to
Medicare policy documents that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) has available to guide suppliers in proper billing of capped rental DME
claims, including repairs and maintenance. Suppliers need to be aware of the report
findings and proper billing procedures to avoid impact on claims payments.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: August 08, 2011

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.