How to become a certified mastectomy fitter

A mastectomy fitter is a vital piece of the healing process after mastectomy surgery due to breast cancer or other diseases. What is Post Mastectomy? Post Mastectomy describes professional medical services required after a mastectomy due to breast cancer, trauma, prophylactic mastectomy, or genetically induced developmental conditions of the breast.   What type of services or items (more…)

2023 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

The 2023 DMEPOS Fee Schedule has been released. It contains one of the largest increases in recent years. If you are interested in reading the full narrative, please review the CMS publication MM 13006, which explains the CY 2023 Updates and calculations in detail. 2023 DMEPOS Fee Schedule Update Factor The CY2023 Fees have been (more…)

Mastectomy Fitter – 3 steps to certification

How to become a certified mastectomy fitter Becoming a certified mastectomy fitter is easy. Let’s take a look at the process and maybe learn a few basic definitions. What is post-mastectomy?  Post Mastectomy means “after a mastectomy.” It describes professional medical services required after the surgical removal of a breast. A Certified Mastectomy Fitter is a (more…)

Are your mastectomy fitters exempt?

Why does exempt vs. nonexempt matter? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a law that explains how people should be treated at work. It includes standards on minimum wage, leave, overtime, record-keeping, and more. When it comes to classifications, the FLSA divides employees into two spheres: Whether your employee is exempt or nonexempt depends (more…)

Dealing with mastectomy fitter stress

The word “stress” is a common enough word. It is a constant factor in most people’s lives and a term used to refer both to daily pressure and overwhelming situations. And recognizing stress in mastectomy fitters can sometimes be difficult But what is stress? Stress is a cascade of physiological reactions to a challenge or (more…)

New Contractors for DMEPOS Suppliers

Novitas Solutions & Palmetto GBA Starting November 7, 2022, the Medicare enrollment application process for DMEPOS suppliers, including mastectomy suppliers, will be transitioned from the NSC to two regional contracts held by Novitas Solutions, Inc. (NPEAST) and Palmetto GBA (NPWEST): Palmetto GBA (NPWEST): Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, (more…)

Targeted probe and education reviews are back.

Targeted Probe and Education (TPE) Reviews – While on hold during the pandemic, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have resumed many pre-payment reviews, including the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) program to help educate providers and reduce future denials and appeals. Which jurisdictions are involved? The Jurisdictions A & D, DME MAC, and Medical (more…)

Sequestration Update

2% Payment Adjustment – Sequestration – Begins July 1, 2022 The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act impact payments for all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claim: No payment adjustment through March 31, 2022 1% payment adjustment April 1 – June 30, 2022 2% payment adjustment beginning July 1, 2022 This applies to all (more…)

NOAA says – Prepare for the worst –

Hope for the best. The American Association of Breast Care Professionals & The International Society of Breast Care Professionals have partnered with NOAA as NOAA Weather Ambassadors to bring mastectomy boutiques and mastectomy fitters the latest in disaster preparedness. According to NOAA – the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2022 begins Wednesday, June 1, and runs through (more…)

Customer Service – Mastectomy Boutiques

Customer Service -Where Mastectomy Boutiques Succeed Anyone genuinely successful in sales and advertising has known for years that Customer Service is a big part of a sale. Unfortunately, the medical profession missed the memo. In many places, healthcare lags far behind other industries in valuing their customers. This lack of customer appreciation can be possibly (more…)