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VA slow to repair wheelchairs, OIG finds

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03/20/2018

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has found that veterans waited an average of 69 days for power wheelchair and scooter repairs, more than a month beyond a 30-day timeliness benchmark set by the agency, according to a new report.

OIG report is ‘slap on the wrist,’ providers say

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12/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent report on unlicensed suppliers receiving bid contracts re-opened old wounds for providers, who say it amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for CMS.

Accredo passes muster with OIG

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08/30/2017

WASHINGTON – Accredo Health Group has properly billed Medicare for inhalation drugs, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG releases final report on test strip market share

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Suppliers in Medicare’s national mail-order program provided 19 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from October through December 2016, according to a new study from the Office of In

OIG pushes monthly rentals for all PMDs

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05/23/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicare could save millions if it sought legislation to shift from a lump-sum purchase option to a monthly rental payment for all power mobility devices, according to a report from the Office

OIG to review competitive bidding program

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11/10/2016

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has released its work plan for 2017, including post-award audits to assess CMS’s competitive bidding program.

NHIA responds to OIG report on infusion payments

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09/16/2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A recent Office of Inspector General report on payment for Part B DME infusion drugs is far too narrow to be the basis for new policy, according to the National Home Infusion Association.

OIG tells CMS again: Switch to ASP for infusion drugs

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09/08/2016

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General in a new report reiterates its concerns that, unlike most Part B drugs, Medicare payment amounts for DME infusion drugs are still based on average wholesale prices from 2003.

ResMed under investigation

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08/19/2016

SAN DIEGO – ResMed in July received a federal administrative subpoena from the Office of Inspector General requesting documents and other information related to its patient resupply software.

Senior Medicare Patrol projects see mixed results

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06/07/2016

WASHINGTON – Senior Medicare Patrol projects report $2.5 million in expected recoveries for Medicare in 2015, compared to $660,829 in 2014, a 282% increase, according to a June 3 report from the Office of In

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