August 18, 2022
  • CMS announced that providers will no longer need to fill out certificates of medical necessity (CMN) and durable medical equipment information forms (DIF) starting in 2023. The agency is making the change in an effort to ease administrative burden. “Through stakeholder outreach, CMS received feedback that CMNs and DIFs are burdensome and duplicative of information already available on the claim or in the medical record,” CMS said in a release. The agency hopes that ending the forms will help ensure quicker access to supplies for Medicare beneficiaries. (Press release here)