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Rep. Zeldin moves to protect accessories

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07/28/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would prevent CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs, AAHomecare and NCART announced today.

Appeals backlog forces providers to reassess biz practices

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07/24/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Forty-three percent of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say they’re filing fewer appeals due to the massive backlog at the ALJ level.

Drive Medical’s pure play

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07/24/2015

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about transfilling technology.

Proposed changes to lower limb policy ‘race to bottom’

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07/24/2015

BALTIMORE – Proposed changes to coverage requirements for prostheses could severely limit the number of patients who could gain the greatest mobility, say O&P stakeholders.

‘We’re all in this together’

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07/24/2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – Complex rehab stakeholders need not worry that their issues will get lost in the shuffle when NCART, NRRTS and RESNA combine their conferences next year, organizers say.  

In brief: ‘Unreasonable’ audits crippling providers, SGD bill passes

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07/24/2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The impact of audits and competitive bidding on rural providers was on the agenda at a roundtable held by the Small Business Administration last week.

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HME NewsPoll August 2015

During the first quarter of 2015, 128,000 appeals were filed at the administrative law judge or ALJ level, with an average processing time of 588.9 days.

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