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Title: Angel Flight Soars In-Kind Donation Form
Posted on: 2017-09-13 00:00:00.000
Description:

For Disaster Relief from the Hurricanes. Please see the attached document for information on how to donate.

 

 

File: In Kind Donation Request Form (Disaster Relief) (003).pdf
   
Title: Aug 2016 JC Council Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2016-11-21 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JC Council August 2016 Meeting Minutes.pdf
   
Title: MAMES Michael Hanna CGS
Posted on: 2016-08-24 00:00:00.000
Description: Michael Hanna CGS Presentation
File: MAMES - 082116 Final.pdf
   
Title: Meeting with DOM/MCO highlights
Posted on: 2016-02-12 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: doc03876220160211151406.pdf
   
Title: Jan 2016 CGS WORKSHOP Supplies Doc Requirements Slideshow
Posted on: 2016-02-12 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: MAMES - Doc Req - 012616.pdf
   
Title: Jan 2016 CGS WORKSHOP MR Service Specific Review Slideshow
Posted on: 2016-02-12 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: MAMES - MR Audits - 012616.pdf
   
Title: Jan 2016 CGS WORKSHOP -Updates Slide Show
Posted on: 2016-02-12 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: MAMES - Updates - 012616.pdf
   
Title: Spring Medicare Workshop Morning Session Presentations
Posted on: 2015-04-10 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: MAMES Morning Session 032415.pdf
   
Title: Spring Medicare Workshop Afternoon Session
Posted on: 2015-04-10 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: MAMES Afternoon Session 032415.pdf
   
Title: 8/19/14 Minutes
Posted on: 2014-08-24 00:00:00.000
Description: MAMES meeting minutes from August 19, 2014 Dorothy Young is gone from Medicaid David Hosemann gave update.  Xerox got the contract for another three years and they meet next week.  Sylvia said audit update task force Laura Willard 60 example Sylvia said out blank page in between with asking info on that page so it is formatted easier for reviewers to read. Sylvia will post the April and July Jurisdiction C Medicare minutes in the members only section on our website. Medicare can come 2 times a year to our meetings there is a Baton Rouge September 11 Jur C provider outreach meeting. Danyelle has emailed Mark Crick the latest board of pharmacy DME roster. David H. said Earleen Wheeler is now off of the Medicaid committee. There is a Medicaid meeting next week. Danyelle Carroll gave an update on using the small business administration complaint form. Magnolia MScan Univita will terminate November 30. Medicaid now has a transport called  MTM transport starting July 1. There is now an AutoShip Medicaid form. HealthSprings insurance not paying secondary claims Mitch Herring point of contact re that.  The respiratory O2 policy with the board of pharmacy needs to be redone.
Michael Hanna from Medicare provider out reach gave his presentation.  Rob Brant with AAHomecare ended MAMES presentation AND GAVE A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WITH THE BILL NUMBERS THAT WERE IN CONGRESS AND SENATE AND ALSO PROMOTED MEMBERSHIP THROUGH AAHOMECARE ROB ALSO PITCHED THE IDEA OF POSSIBLY BECOMING MAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR A LOW COST. NEXT mtg will be Nov 14th. MEDGROUP to present possibly at Nov meeting.
Denise Stringfellow has not attended any MAMES mtgs since elected to board. We should ask if another person can fill her spot.
   
Title: MAMES Rob Brant Presentation Aug 19 Meeting
Posted on: 2014-08-24 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: MAMES summer meeting (AAH) - 8-19-14.pptx
   
Title: JC Final Q & A Jan 2014
Posted on: 2014-08-20 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JC Council Questions April 2014 Final.pdf
   
Title: JC Final Q & A April 2014
Posted on: 2014-08-20 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JC Council Questions April 2014 Final.pdf
   
Title: JC Council Pre-Meeting Oct 22 2013
Posted on: 2013-11-21 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JCpremeeting10-22-13.docx
   
Title: CBIC Clarification
Posted on: 2013-11-12 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: NSCAC, Regions A and B Councils, and Jur C Council_ CB Contractors MUST Provide Items Even if Capacity is Met.eml
   
Title: MAMES Meeting Minutes 11 05 2013
Posted on: 2013-11-06 00:00:00.000
Description:

MAMES Meeting

Notes taken by: Jodie Stogner

 

Called to Order 11:20 AM~Sylvia King with Introduction of Rick Deaton, new President

 

Rick: Announced the tentative 2014 Meeting Dates

 

Sylvia: Region C Council Update

                        -encouraged members to report questions to bring to Region C Council Meetings 

                        -Council Minutes are located in to the members only section of the MAMES-org.com website (username: mames-org password: homecare)

                        -Medical Directors are attempting to answer the questions more uniformly 

            &n

   
Title: Jurisdiction C Council Information
Posted on: 2013-11-04 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JURISDICTION_C_COUNCIL_QUESTION_A_TEAM_FORM.docx
   
Title: JC Q & A July 2013
Posted on: 2013-11-04 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JC_Council_Questions_07-13.pdf
   
Title: July 2013 JC Council Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2013-11-04 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JC_Council_Minutes_07-13.pdf
   
Title: Jan 2013 JC Council Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2013-04-24 00:00:00.000
Description: This meeting was attended by Sylvia King, VP MAMES
File: JD_C_Premeeting_Minutes_0113.docx
   
Title: April 2013 JC Council Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2013-04-24 00:00:00.000
Description: This meeting was attended by Sylvia King, VP MAMES
File: JD_C_Premeeting_Minutes_0413.docx
   
Title: Michael Hanna CGS Medicare Audit Handout
Posted on: 2013-02-08 00:00:00.000
Description: Michael Hanna CGS Medicare Audit Handout from 1/29/2013 MAMES meeting
File: MAMES_012913.pdf
   
Title: Jurisdiction C Council Pre-meeting
Posted on: 2012-11-02 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JD_C_PreMeeting_Miinutes_102012.docx
   
Title: A4605 Letter from Dr. Hoover
Posted on: 2012-11-02 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: Closed_system_suction_catheter_letter.pdf
   
Title: CGS Responses on Questions asked at May 2012 MAMES Meeting
Posted on: 2012-06-01 00:00:00.000
Description:
Here are the responses from the two questions I wanted verification on after the meeting....
If a post-pay audit causes 1-2 months of completed capped rental item to be recouped, the supplier can bill 1-2 more months to complete the capped rental.  They should bill allowable dates of services (i.e., within the past 12 months) and use the KJ modifier.  Add a narrative asking us to extend the CMN to allow the capped rental to complete.
Contemporaneous data for oxygen should be 12 months, per Carol Bradley, a senior RN at CGS.  The only equipment with anything other than 12 months will be specified by policy, such as diabetic testing supplies, support surfaces, etc.
If received other follow up questions after the meeting, please let me know.
Thanks,
Michael Hanna
   
Title: CGS Presentation from May 2012 Meeting
Posted on: 2012-06-01 00:00:00.000
Description:

Here is the presentation conducted by Michael Hanna at the May 2012 Mames meeting.

File: MAMES_052212.pdf
   
Title: January 2012 Final Q&A Jurisdiction C Council
Posted on: 2012-04-09 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JDC_Questions_01.12[1].pdf
   
Title: Jurisdiction C January 2012 Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2012-03-26 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JD_C_Premeeting_Miinutes_012012.DOCX
   
Title: CALL to ACTION NOW
Posted on: 2012-02-10 00:00:00.000
Description:

Call Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and also your Congressman in Mississippi

Ask their healthcare staffer if he or she has called Tom Bradey at the Congressional Budget Office to prioritize the cost of the MPP program  (Market Price Program) which is an alternative to competitive bidding. 

All four congressman have helped us in the past signing on to repeal competitive bidding; however we need a fix NOW and not later.  The MPP has a chance to be added to the DOC FIX bill right now in Washington DC.  So time is of the essense to call,

The numbers for Thad Cochran's healthcare staffer is Elyse Marcellino at 202-224-5054

The number to Roger Wicker's Healthcare staffer Susan Sweat at 202 2246253

Here are all the numbers in which you might need.  Make the 2 minute call Today and Monday.  If you get this message after Monday call anyways.

1st District Alan Nunnelee, Congressman from TupeloP.O. Box 7092Tupelo, MS 38802Phone 6622136859202-225-4306Healthcare staffer is  <mailto:Meyer.Seligman@mail.house.gov>Meyer.Seligman@mail.house.gov  phone 202-225-4306 3rd District Gregg Harper, Congressman from Pearl307 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone 202 225 5031Fax 202 225 5797  Healthcare staffer  <mailto:Adam.Buckalew@mail.house.gov>Adam.Buckalew@mail.house.gov   2nd District  
 
Title: Jurisdiction C Council July 2011 Q & A
Posted on: 2011-11-23 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JDC_Questions_July_final2011.pdf
   
Title: Handout 1 from Peggy Walker
Posted on: 2011-10-05 00:00:00.000
Description:

October 4, 2011 handout

"#1 HCPCS Code - Cash

Show Me the Money!

File: #1 HCPCS Code.ppt
   
Title: Handout 3 from Peggy Walker
Posted on: 2011-10-01 00:00:00.000
Description:

October 4, 2011 Handout

"Repairs/Billing"

File: Repairs.ppt
   
Title: Handout 2 from Peggy Walker
Posted on: 2011-10-01 00:00:00.000
Description:

October 4, 2011 Handout

"Mobility Assistive Equipment - A to Z

It is not JUST about POWER 

 

File: MAE ud aug 2011.ppt
   
Title: National Competitve Bidding Presentation Link
Posted on: 2011-08-15 00:00:00.000
Description:

This is the National Competitve Bidding update that John Gallagher with VGM presented to MAMES August 2nd 2011 Meeting...

www.vgm.com/Files/manual/PPT/LU_MSAMES_07-11.ppt

   
Title: 2011 MAMES Financial Statement
Posted on: 2011-08-02 00:00:00.000
Description: If you have any questions regarding the financial statement, please contact Mark Crick the Treasurer of MAMES.  Thank you.
File: mamesfinancial1011 (2).pdf
   
Title: Aprill 2011 Q & A Final Jurisdiction C Council
Posted on: 2011-06-22 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JDC_Questions April 2011.pdf
   
Title: Region C Council Pre-meeting 04-26-11
Posted on: 2011-05-10 00:00:00.000
Description: April 2011 premeeting Minutes
File: JDC_Council_PreMeeting_Minutes_042011.docx
   
Title: Region C Council Pre Meeting 02/21/2011
Posted on: 2011-04-11 00:00:00.000
Description:

Region C Council Pre Meeting 02/21/2011

 

Additional members to be added to the roster include Jody Wright CO Association and David Chandler from NCAMES in lieu of Cynthia Jarmon.

 

Upcoming Council meeting dates are currently scheduled for: Apr 26/27, July 19/20, Oct 10/11

 

The Council discussed guest protocol: need to be present at the pre-meeting, confidentiality statement, observation only as guest.

 

Recent lineup changes at CIGNA in Provider Outreach and Education (POE)include the loss or transfer of some key employees including James Herron (manager of POE), and education representatives: Max, Taveo, and Ronja to name a few.  Mark Loney will take over as acting Manager .

 

Additional questions for CIGNA re:

                Joint Meeting for Glucose Policy what is the next step?

                RAC Issue on PAP supplies, utilizing Medicare sleep study payment data?  Implications?

                High LPM O2, new RUL?

                Heating Pad LCD

                Rental FAQs:  PMDs Issue incorrect answer

                Documentation on missing proof of delivery never clarified… non-curable issue?

               

Council Roster Update:

                Todd Tyson has an email update to ttyson@hitechcares.com

                Susan Guthries represents MAMES not FAMES.

&nb

   
Title: MS State Tax Commission RE HMOs Tax Exempt
Posted on: 2011-03-28 00:00:00.000
Description:

Correspondence from MS State Tax Commission (now called the Dept of Revenue)

Clarifying HMO’s as tax exempt:

From:
GREG DUKE <GDUKE@mstc.state.ms.us>

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Subject: Re: Contact from www page

To: xxxx

Miss. Code Ann. Section 27-65-105(g) provides an exemption for purchases

of home medical equipment and home medical supplies that are purchased

under the provisions of Medicare or Medicaid. The exemption shall only

apply to the portion of the sales price of such equipment or supplies,

or both, paid for under the provisions of the Medicare or Medicaid

program. There are some third party organizations that have been set up

to pay Medicare benefits, but the payment comes from the third party

instead of coming directly from Medicare; these payments made on behalf

of the Medicare program by third parties set up to administer Medicare

programs do qualify for the exemption.

Please let me know if you need

additional information.

Greg Duke, Director

Sales and Use Tax Bureau

Office of Revenue

P. O. Box 1033

Jackson, MS 39215-1033

Phone:(601) 923-7015

Fax(601) 923-7034

gduke@mstc.state.ms.us

   
Title: Repeal Competitive Bidding
Posted on: 2011-03-24 00:00:00.000
Description:

Call them and ask them to sign onto HB1041

1st District

Alan Nunnelee, Congressman from Tupelo

P.O. Box 7092

Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone 6622136859

202-225-4306

Healthcare staffer is  <mailto:Meyer.Seligman@mail.house.gov>

Meyer.Seligman@mail.house.gov  phone 202-225-4306

3rd District

Gregg Harper, Congressman from Pearl

307 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone 202 225 5031

Fax 202 225 5797 

Healthcare staffer  <mailto:Adam.Buckalew@mail.house.gov>

Adam.Buckalew@mail.house.gov 

2nd District

Bennie Thompson Congressman from the Delta

Washington, D.C.

2466 Rayburn HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone 202 2255876

Fax 202 2255898

Heathcare staffer Tara Smith her email is  <mailto:TSMITH@mail.house.gov>

File: HB1041 repeal NCB 03142011.pdf
   
Title: JD C Council Question and Answer Dates:
Posted on: 2011-03-21 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JD C COUNCIL QUESTION AND ANSWER DATES March 2011.doc
   
Title: October 2010 Jurisdiction C Council Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2011-02-17 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: Oct 2010 JDC_Minutes.pdf
   
Title: Jurisdiction C Council July Meeting Minutes 2010
Posted on: 2010-08-05 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: JDC Premeeting Minutes 0710.doc
   
Title: AAHomecare FlyIn
Posted on: 2010-03-08 00:00:00.000
Description:

Call your congressmen and ask them to sign on to HR 3790.  Travis Childers has signed on so be sure and thank him.  Be sure and ask Gregg Harper, Bennie Thompson, and Gene Taylor to sign on as well.  Call this next week since we just met with them all and represented the state of Mississippi very well!  Thanks to Danyelle Carroll, President & David Hosemann, Board Member for going to Washington D.C.

File: DC 2010 065.jpg
   
Title: RSVP Invoice
Posted on: 2010-02-01 00:00:00.000
Description:

If your company should RSVP and not show to one of our MAMES meetings, your company will receive an invoice for 15.00 per each person that RSVP'd and did not show.  Due to budget demands, MAMES must pay for each RSVP to Steam Room Grill, if we have at least a 24 hour notice we can void the RSVP in time.  If the RSVP does NOT get cancelled within 24 hours - the member's company will be financially responsible for the invoice.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO RSVP FOR MEETINGS AND IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE MEETING, CALL 24 HOURS AHEAD TO 601-720-8366 AND CANCEL, THANKS YOU. 

   
Title: Officers and Newest Board Members 2010
Posted on: 2010-01-27 00:00:00.000
Description:

Danyelle Carroll, President

Sylvia King, Vice-President

Susan Gutherie, Secretary

Mark Crick, Treasurer

New Board Member

Mark Wiggens, Board of Directors

Ashley Butler, Board of Directors

   
Title: FAA approved POC list
Posted on: 2009-01-19 00:00:00.000
Description:

Hello MAMES,

 

Please pass this message on to your membership:

 

The FAA/DOT published an amendment to SFAR 106, adding Delphi Medical Systems’ RS–00400 and

Invacare Corporation’s XPO2 to the FAA approved POC list.  Here is the link 

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-790.pdf

Information begins on the first of 5 pages in the link, center column, half way down the page.

The  updated ruling now means that there are 7 POC’s approved for in-flight use.

**However each air carrier must currently approve of the POC for in-flight use.

** Also, I have attached the current and final ruling of the ACAA (Air Carrier Access Act) that pertains to travelers with disabilities.

EFFECTIVE MAY 13, 2009 ALL AIR CARRIERS TAKING OFF OR LANDING ON US SOIL MUST ACCEPT THE POC’s FOR ONBOARD USE.

EACH AIRLINE WILL STILL HAVE PROCEDURES ON THE ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF THESE PRODUCTS. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AIRLINE TO ENSURE YOU KNOW THEIR RULES PRIOR TO BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS.

 

My staff is here to help with questions regarding traveling with oxygen and we also provide on demand, same day dispatch POC rentals.

Visit us at http://aeromedic.com

 

Regards,

Skip Scribner

Advanced Aeromedical, Inc.

3429 Chandler Creek Road

Suite 102

Virginia Beach, VA 23453 USAFile:

ACAA_Final_Rule_-_Fed_Register_(Rule_in_effect_beginning_May_13,2009).pdf
   
Title: Jane Bunch 2008 Hardship Letter
Posted on: 2008-04-29 00:00:00.000
Description:

Here is a copy of the 2008 hardship letter that Jane Bunch furnished us.

File: hardship form and appl for mcare co ins.pdf
   
Title: Oxygen Manual
Posted on: 2008-01-16 00:00:00.000
Description:
File: PharmacyOxygenManual.pdf
   
Title: November 2007 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Posted on: 2008-01-16 00:00:00.000
Description:

November 13, 2007 Steam Room Grill, Jackson, MS

Board of Directors Present: Sylvia King, Danyelle Carroll, Susan Guthrie, Mark Crick, Preston Schoen, Paula Breland, David Hoseman

Meeting Started at 10:05am

Meeting called to order by President, Sylvia King

The following was discussed...

1. Jane Bunch will be speaking on March 24th and 25th for billing boot camp. We need to get accurate cost for Jane's charges and an invoice before the event.  2. Burn up phone lines for COPD day. 3. January meeting we will have Cigna as our speaker and Mickey Letson from Letco. 4. We now have conference calling for our board meeting calls to be held the second Tuesday of the month we do not have a face-to-face meeting. Mark will give out number. 5. Web-site up-date: we are taking out the mission statement. We are looking to change our e-mail address. Mark will call and get the information. 6. Susan will be checking on Hotel information for pricing and availability for the March meeting and will bring it to next meeting.

Board adjorned at 11:00 to start regular meeting.

 

 

   
Title: November 2007 MAMES meeting minutes
Posted on: 2008-01-16 00:00:00.000
Description:

November 13, 2007, Steam Room Grill, Jackson, MS

No Agenda for Handout

1. Reminder to all Members - Shut down switchboard day is November 14, 2007. 2. went through Region C questions and answers from the meeting on 10-24-07. 3. Cigna will be at the next meeting in January. 4. Medicaid update from David Hoseman: Meeting will be next week. If you have questions for Medicaid get them to David by Thursday. 5. Vendor spotlight is Rusty Trimm from Respironics. He will be changing Departments and the new DME rep will be Cali. But you can still call Rusty if you have any questions during this transition.

Meeting adjourned.

 

   

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