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Senators introduce bill to improve Medicare transparency

June 19, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are reintroducing a bill to make Medicare claims and billing data more transparent, according to a press release. “The Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act,” which Grassley originally introduced in 2011, includes two chief provisions. The first would require the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue regulations to make Medicare claims available to the public. “Taxpayers have...

Chuck Grassley, CMS, DME, HHS, HME, Medicare, Ron Wyden

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On the Editor's Desk

The AARP strikes again

November 12, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

A few blogs back, I wrote about the AARP's support of national competitive bidding. In an editorial in its November bulletin, the AARP delivers another blow to the HME industry, this time specifically to power wheelchairs. "The Case of the Expensive Wheelchair" reads like a greatest hits of the criticism hurled at the power wheelchair industry in the past year: Utilization: In 1997, Medicare and Medicare beneficiaries paid just over $100 million to buy or lease power wheelchairs; today they pay...

AARP, Chuck Grassley, OIG, On The Editor's Desk, wheelchair fraud, wheelchair reimbursement

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