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Stakeholders stand ready to change bid program, with Price’s help

The broad underlying statute governing the program gives complete discretion to the administration, they point out

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding could mean a revamp of the program, now that Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is taking the helm at the Department of Health and Human Services, say industry stakeholders.

Audit bill clears committee


WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed a bill to improve the Medicare audit and appeals process.

Associations land champion for audit bill


WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., plans to sponsor legislation to fix Medicare’s broken audit system, AAHomecare and the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) announced today.

RAC audits: CMS adds discussion period


WASHINGTON – The week after a scathing forum on audits, CMS on Feb. 18 pledged to make a number of changes to the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program in 2014.

Audits, big business and allegiances

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It may not feel like it, but HME providers aren’t the only healthcare providers being audited like crazy by the government.

Hospitals are, too.


Survey on oxygen reform says...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Eighty-one percent of the 154 respondents to a recent NAIMES poll support reducing payments for stationary-only patients if it means maintaining payments for stationary-portable patients and increasing payments for portable patients.