Portable X-ray Equipment - Supplier Compliance with Transportation and Setup Fee Requirements
Portable x-ray suppliers provide diagnostic imaging services at patients' locations - most often residences including private homes and group living facilities, such as nursing homes - rather than in a traditional clinical setting, such as a doctor's office or hospital. Medicare generally reimburses for portable x-ray services if the conditions for coverage are met (42 CFR §§ 486.100-486.110). However, previous OIG work found that Medicare may have improperly paid portable x-ray suppliers for return trips to nursing facilities, i.e., multiple trips to a facility in 1 day. We will review Medicare payments for portable x-ray equipment services to determine whether payments were correct and were supported by documentation. We will also assess the qualifications of the technologists who performed the services.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|Completed7||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||Portable X-ray Equipment - Supplier Compliance with Transportation and Setup Fee Requirements||Office of Audit Services||A-02-15-01008;