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Bills get bump from fly-in

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09/16/2014

WASHINGTON – A legislative fly-in on Sept. 10 spearheaded by The MED Group and supported by AAHomecare resulted in 100 meetings with lawmakers.

Providers on denied claims: ‘We’ll fight to the end’

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – A defiant 60% of the respondents to last week’s HME NewsPoll say they wouldn’t take up CMS on an offer to settle pending appeals in exchange for partial payment.

Heard at the Summit: Branch out and mind your data

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09/12/2014

MINNEAPOLIS – With the explosion of interest in post-acute care, it’s time for HME providers to get off the sidelines, said the speakers at last week’s HME News Business Summit.

Demo set to arrive in 12 new states

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.

Reporter’s notebook: Loyal customers, the ABN and creativity

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Suppose you were an HME provider supplying a Medicare beneficiary with oxygen therapy through a competitive bidding contract.

In brief: CMS responds to AAH, complex rehab bill adds sponsors

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09/12/2014

WASHINGTON – Contractors conducting pre-pay audits and prior authorizations are required to load that information into the RAC Data Warehouse, CMS has said in response to an AAHomecare inquiry.

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HME NewsPoll October 2014

CMS on Aug. 29 offered a settlement to acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals to resolve pending appeals of patient status denials in exchange for timely partial payment of 68% of the net payable amount.

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