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GAO studies challenges, opportunities surrounding remote patient monitoring

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04/19/2017

WASHINGTON – Concerns over payment and coverage restrictions are barriers to healthcare providers and patients using telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve quality of care, according to a new study from t

Utilization drops in Round 2 bid areas, GAO finds

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10/19/2016

WASHINGTON – The number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving DMEPOS in Round 2 areas decreased more than twice as much from 2012 to 2014 than in non-bid areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO releases report on accessories

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – Accessories for complex power wheelchairs might account for a relatively small share of Medicare utilization, but they account for a much larger share of total spending, according to a highly anticipated report published June 1 by the Government Accountability Office.

GAO pokes holes in CMS’s MA audit program

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05/10/2016

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office isn’t pleased with CMS’s progress in recovering substantial amounts of improper payments from Medicare Advantage organizations.

GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid

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06/16/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to do a better job overseeing Medicaid managed care, the Government Accountability Office says in a report public released June 18.

New DME RAC program on hold

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01/15/2015

WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery has filed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest against CMS.

Audits: GAO weighs in on duplicative reviews

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on CMS to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its post-payment review efforts by providing contractors with additional guidance and more oversight.

Mobility stakeholders: Repair issues bigger than GAO says

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – The brief mention of repair issues in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on competitive bidding doesn’t speak to the severity of the problem, say mobility stakeholders.

GAO supports delay in RAC fees

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05/01/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week signed off on Medicare’s plan to pay RACs for audits of hospitals only if a second-level appeals judge upholds their findings, according to news reports.

GAO analyzes bid program’s impact

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04/09/2014

WASHINGTON – The number of both beneficiaries and DME suppliers declined in Round 1 competitive bidding program areas in 2012, according to a new report issued yesterday by the Government Accountability Offic

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