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OIG: Medicare overpaid for PSG services


WASHINGTON – Medicare made payments to providers for polysomnography services that did meet billing requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Senate joins House to preserve access to vents


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., amd Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are spearheading a sign-on letter asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

RAC to audit test strips


WASHINGTON – Performant, the national RAC for DME, received approval from CMS on June 14 to audit blood glucose test strips (A4253) nationwide.

A peek at the future at Heartland: Savvier patients, digital health and millennials


WATERLOO, Iowa – The healthcare industry has gotten smarter about what patients actually want, and HME providers are in the right place at the right time to benefit, said keynote speaker Jeff Cribbs at the Heartland Conference last week.

CBD calls, but will providers answer?


YARMOUTH, Maine – Fifty-one percent of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re considering adding CBD products to their offerings, but they’re worried about the possible ramifications to their businesses.

POC options abound, but providers remain conservative


YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to portable oxygen concentrators, providers have more choices than ever but, for the most part, they plan to stick with one or two brands.




HME NewsPoll July 2019