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Senators introduce audit legislation

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06/04/2013

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., recently introduced a Senate companion bill to the Medicare Audit Improvement Act, which was re-introduced in the House in March, according to news reports.

Report: Home healthcare market to reach $130.4B by 2017

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06/03/2013

DALLAS – The North American home healthcare market is poised to reach $130.4 billion by 2017, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5%, according to a new study from Markets and Markets, a global research and consulting firm.

Proposed rule goes too far

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – Providers with high error rates could lose their billing privileges if a proposed rule takes effect.

Prosthetists criticize proposed template

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05/31/2013

BALTIMORE – A proposed clinical template for lower limb prostheses overlooks the way care is delivered, say industry stakeholders.

Wheelchair repair issues abound for Scooter Store equipment

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has met with CMS to see if it can get some financial relief for providers who repair equipment for former customers of The Scooter Store.

In brief: Lawmakers, stakeholders seek extended deadline for letter to CMS

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – With Congress on recess until June 3, industry stakeholders hope extending the deadline for a “Dear Colleague” letter will allow time to get more signatures.

VGM calls on providers to testify at small business hearing

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05/30/2013

SEATTLE – The Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to conduct a field hearing in which providers can voice their concerns about the negative impact of competitive bidding and Medicare audits on small businesses, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.

VGM calls on providers to testify at small business hearing

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05/30/2013

SEATTLE – The Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to conduct a field hearing in which providers can voice their concerns about the negative impact of competitive bidding and Medicare audits on small businesses, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.

Legislative conference: Flurry of activity on competitive bidding

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05/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., told attendees at AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference last week that he plans to introduce legislation seeking a delay in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

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