Suppliers are reminded that Minimum Lifetime Requirement (MLR) and Reasonable Useful Lifetime (RUL) are two separate terms and are not intended to be used interchangeably. The article referenced from 2018 specifically defines MLR to be 3 years and only applicable to Durable Medical Equipment (DME), most commonly rental equipment, not orthotics, prosthetics or supplies or other items that are intended for purchase only.
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> On May 19, 2021, at 11:32 AM, carey jinright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> ?For kicks and giggles, isnt it amazing that in 2018 CMS deemed the RUL to be 3 years, and then without any further research or protocol they made it 5 years??. Just make it up as you go along.
> I Am Second,
> Carey Jinright, LO, MSM
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