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Stakeholders launch bid website

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04/18/2019

WASHINGTON – A group of HME industry stakeholders has officially launched dmecbpeducation.com, a website for providers to learn about the changes in Round 2021 of competitive bidding and to prepare their bids.

Accessories bill re-introduced in House

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04/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have re-introduced a bill that would permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchairs from Medicare’s competitive bidding program and would stop the agency from applying bid-related payment rates to accessories for those wheelchairs for 18 months.

Industry knew feds would bust ‘obvious’ fraud

‘It’s a clear kickback, black and white’
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04/12/2019

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders aren’t surprised by a $1.2 billion fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary braces and they’re glad to see “bad actors” punished.

Non-rural providers feel sidelined

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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers located in the “no-man’s land” between rural areas and competitive bid areas say they are nearing the breaking point.

Pay attention to bid calculators, say poll respondents

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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly 80% of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they have used or plan to use new bid calculators developed by industry stakeholders to help them formulate their bids for Round 2021.

Medicaid: Expect more scrutiny

Several factors are contributing to an uptick in audits, say consultants
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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the Office of Inspector General and other government agencies regularly issuing reports on Medicaid overpayment issues, it’s no surprise that audits are increasing, says Kelly Grahovac.

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HME NewsPoll May 2019

Industry stakeholders recently released bid calculators to help HME providers formulate their bids for Round 2021.

This round of bidding uses lead-item pricing, making it substantially different than previous rounds of bidding. In 100 words or less, please share how lead-item pricing is changing the way you formulate your bids.