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In wake of cuts, HME providers let chips fall

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08/05/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – It’s only been a month since CMS rolled out draconian reimbursement cuts across the country, but HME providers have begun playing hardball.

House to vote on bid delay bill

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07/05/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill this afternoon that would hit pause on a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect in non-bid areas on July 1.

Oklahoma Medicaid announces 25% cuts

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03/31/2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the state’s Medicaid program, is cutting reimbursement rates for more than 46,000 providers by 25%, according to local news reports.

AAH softens blow of Medicaid cuts

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05/29/2015

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has successfully lobbied the House Energy and Commerce Committee to delay the start date for a provision reducing Medicaid payments to 2020 instead of 2016.

Cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois

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05/14/2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Complex rehab providers in Illinois are facing a double-whammy: an unannounced change to the payment methodology announced in April and an across-the-board payment cut of 16.75% announced in May.

Rotech cuts back oxygen deliveries

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03/25/2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has stopped oxygen deliveries, except for first-time set-ups and emergencies, in West Virginia, according to a local TV station. The company is now requiring patients to go to the Elkview location to refill their tanks, WSAZ reports.

Some cut where it hurts most

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03/03/2010

I read a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in January about the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) cutting its $6-million-a-year wheelchair program due to a decrease in donations and a poor return on its investments, both results of the poor economy.