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Bid relief needs adjustment, stakeholders say

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02/17/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has said it plans to use the lower payment amounts that went into effect July 1 as part of its calculation for retroactive adjustments, but that’s not what Congress intended, say industry stakeholders.

Providers cheer bid delay

‘It needs to be replaced with a whole new program that actually works,’ wrote one respondent to recent HME Newspoll
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02/17/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s recent decision to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding has given HME providers a ray of hope that substantive changes will be made to the program.

Univita bankruptcy trustee seeks to recoup payments

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02/17/2017

MIRAMAR, Fla. – HME providers who were left largely empty handed when Univita Health collapsed and subsequently filed for bankruptcy took another hit recently when they were asked to pay back money.

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‘Fill the role in post-acute care before others do,’ says speaker Cheryl London
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02/17/2017

LAS VEGAS – HME companies are a legitimate care provider in the post-acute spectrum and partnering with health systems and hospitals represents a viable new business model for them, says Cheryl London, director of clinical operations for Crown Point, Ind.-based HealthCall

In brief: Remote monitoring spikes in 2016, CMS nominee faces Senate committee

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02/17/2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The number of remotely monitored patients, including CPAP patients, grew by 44% to 7.1 million in 2016, according a new report from Berg Insight.

Number of remotely monitored patients spiked in 2016, according to Berg Insight

ResMed leads sleep vertical, market research firm says
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02/14/2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 44% to 7.1 million in 2016, according a new report from Berg Insight.

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HME NewsPoll March 2017

CMS announced Feb. 7 that it has decided to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding to give the new administration the chance to review the program. This latest round of the program will include a number of changes, including moving the bid ceiling to the 2015 fee schedule amounts, and requiring bidders to obtain a $50,000 surety bond for each CBA in which a bid is submitted.