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Memo could be catalyst in audit battle

January 17, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A recent memo from the chief administrative law judge (ALJ) makes it clear that the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is in over its head.In the Dec. 31 memo, which was sent to providers who currently have appeals pending, Chief ALJ Nancy Griswold states that the office's workload has increased 184% since 2010 and that the average number of appeals received each week has increased from 1,250 to 15,000. The office currently has a backlog of 357,000 appeals.As a result, the...

ALJ, Appeals, Audits, John Daniel, Kim Brummett, Nancy Griswold, OMHA, Rick Addison, Steve Azia, The VGM Group

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The Power Mobility Coalition (PMC) closes its doors

January 6, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The legion of groups that represent wheelchair providers and manufacturers no longer includes the Power Mobility Coalition (PMC). HME News called the PMC's director, Eric Sokol,  this week and heard the following message: “You have reached the offices of the Power Mobility Coalition. The Power Mobility Coalition is now closed. For those who have inquiries regarding the PMC, please contact Steve Azia.” Azia, the PMC's counsel, told HME News that the PMC has been closed for about a...

CRMC, Eric Sokol, On The Editor's Desk, Power Mobility Coalition, Steve Azia

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