Just added to the “Member Services” section of the website (log on required) are severaldocuments to be used as guidelines to identify if a driver evaluation program is well positioned to pursue Medicare funding for services. Most states have different rules based on region. We hope you will find this information helpful in pursuit of funding for your program.
The documents are wonderful. I entered an existing program over a year ago and we have been billing Traditional Medicare for a while. We are not able to work with the managed Medicare programs since they will only reimburse for the evaluation on the first visit. Like the nursing homes I provide treatment and education with all the assessments so we use the appropriate codes based on the intervention. If additional services are needed I will make recommendations to the referring MD. We get orders for "Occupational therapy eval and treat, Driving Assessment" for all the clients