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Medicare Advantage: CMS touts reduced premiums, increased access


WASHINGTON – The Medicare Advantage average monthly plan premium is expected to decrease 11% to $21 in 2021, CMS has announced.

Round 2021 update: Not so fast CBIC?


WASHINGTON – The CBIC recently sent a message indicating that Round 2021 “contract offers and disqualification information would soon be provided” in Connexion, but they did it without clearing it with CMS, according to AAHomecare.

CGS adds ostomy supplies, diabetic shoes to reviews


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS has announced two more widespread post-pay, service-specific reviews for ostomy supplies and therapeutic shoes/inserts.

OIG: Medicare pays too much for non-invasive vents

Agency recommends CMS include E0466 in bid program ‘as soon as possible’

WASHINGTON – Medicare pays more for non-invasive ventilators than certain other payers, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Vertess closes four deals during pandemic


FORTH WORTH, Texas – Vertess has closed on four DME transactions in the second and third quarters, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outlook for 2020: ‘Focus on service and trust’


YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit home that providers need to go from being HMEs to HMAs—home medical advisors, said Invacare’s Matthew Monaghan during last week’s HME News Business Summit.




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