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Apria letter spotlights grandfathering provision

August 18, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Grandfathering under the competitive bidding program came up recently when Medicare beneficiaries in California received a letter from Apria Healthcare saying that, as of August, they must transition to a contracted provider.While the letter raised questions about whether Apria was exiting the market, it is likely a routine communication alerting beneficiaries that their rental period is up, says Apria CEO Dan Starck.“We haven't done anything to the nature that people...

Apria, California, Competitive Bidding, Grandfathering

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Providers on grandfathering: Keep serving, keep collecting

May 10, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Grandfathering may help keep non-contract suppliers in Round 2 afloat, but it's only a temporary fix for them and their patients, they say.Non-contract suppliers must provide written notification of their decision whether or not to be a grandfathered supplier to all of their Medicare beneficiaries in a competitive bid area at least 30 business days prior to implementation of the program, or May 20.“My family has served this community since 1946,” said Jene Sego, president...

ADLs, Competitive Bidding, CPAP, DME, Grandfathering, HME, Horn Medical Supply, Medirest, MPP, Negative pressure wound therapy, round 2, Sego's Home Medical Equipment

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