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CMS offers further analysis of PMD demo

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01/08/2014

BALTIMORE - CMS reported in December that its power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project brought down overall expenditures in seven states from $12 million in September 2012 to $4 million in September 2013.

Face-to-face rule inches closer

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12/20/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS plans to start the new year by enforcing part of its face-to-face rule on Jan 1.

Providers avoid shortened timeframe

CMS had wanted to require them to respond to initial documentation requests in 60 days
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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – It looks like the timeframe for responding to initial documentation requests as part of the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program will stand at 75 days.

In brief: CMS puts finger on fraud, DME MACs remind docs about PECOS

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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry watchers expect CMS to select a contractor early next year to administer a new fingerprinting provision aimed at curbing fraud and abuse.

CMS updates DMEPOS fee schedule

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12/19/2013

BALTIMORE – Providers will see a tiny bump in the 2014 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule.

Fingerprinting provision could take effect in 2014

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12/19/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry watchers expect CMS to select a contractor early next year to administer a new fingerprinting provision aimed at curbing fraud and abuse.

CMS changes rule to combat mail-order waste

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12/18/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Effective Jan. 1, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans must obtain consent from beneficiaries or their caregivers before filling or refilling prescriptions, according to a Dec. 17 bulletin from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

In brief: Stakeholders keep eye on doc fix, CMS issues refunds

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12/06/2013

WASHINGTON – As this year’s congressional session winds down, HME stakeholders are eyeing the “doc-fix” bill as the best vehicle for H.R. 1717.

CMS issues refunds

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12/05/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS will issue refunds for collections it made on incorrectly identified overpayments associated with incarcerated Medicare beneficiaries, according to National Government Services.

CMS: Mail order costs more than pharmacies

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12/04/2013

ALEXANDRIA – It costs Medicare up to 83% more to fill prescriptions through mail-order pharmacies than through community pharmacies, a new analysis has found.

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