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Rep. Zeldin moves to protect accessories

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07/28/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would prevent CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs, AAHomecare and NCART announced today.

AAHomecare initiates grassroots initiative

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07/24/2015

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare last week launched a new initiative to help stop the nationwide rollout of competitive bid pricing slated for Jan. 1.

AAH expects new bid legislation

Association launches campaign to ‘stop the cuts’
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07/16/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is finalizing legislative language to soften the blow of the national roll out of competitive bidding slated for Jan. 1, according to AAHomecare.

Contract providers receive termination letters

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06/26/2015

WASHINGTON – “Secret shopper” calls have lead to dozens of termination letters for contract providers, The VGM Group reports. Providers are receiving the letters after failing to respond to the calls.

CMS: An accessory is an accessory is an accessory

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06/19/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS is standing by its decision to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs.

How’s that for reason?

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

While trying to parse together the news last Friday that CMS was dropping non-invasive vents from Round 1 2017, Managing Editor Theresa and I came to the conclusion that the agency figured out it needed to work out s

Study slams bid program, calls for suspension

Higher number of deaths, hospitalizations in test markets
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06/09/2015

BOSTON – A new study strongly disputes CMS’s claim that Medicare beneficiaries have experienced no disruption in access to diabetes supplies as a result of competitive bidding.

CMS overhauls vent product category

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06/05/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS announced on Thursday that it has dropped non-invasive vents from the competitive bidding program for Round 1 2017.

Technical difficulties, or as one provider called it, “CBIC/NSC Goofs”

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

No sooner had I heard that CMS had sent out letters to providers asking them to review their bids as part of the Round 2 re-compete had I started hearing of issues.

OIG report includes DME items

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06/02/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General included in its semiannual report to Congress a recommendation that the New York Medicaid program could have saved an estimated

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