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Jonathan Blum: A man you wouldn’t want to play poker with

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

All the buzz on the Hill today: Jonathan Blum is leaving his post as director and principal deputy administrator of CMS.

Providers enter national stage with merger

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04/22/2014

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Mobility Rehab Products has joined forces with Cal City Medical Supplies, doing business as Smart Remedies, to develop a national footprint for the delivery of DME.

New Rotech CEO talks strategy

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04/18/2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare is speeding up turnaround plans, with a new CEO and some “aggressive goals.”

In brief: CMS awards new bid contracts, QIC overturns denials

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04/18/2014

HONOLULU – CMS has awarded new competitive bidding contracts to two local providers in Hawaii: Aloha Medical and American Home Care Systems. To date, just 13 of the 97 providers who accepted contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding were located in Hawaii.

CMS awards new bid contracts

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04/18/2014

HONOLULU – CMS has awarded new competitive bidding contracts to two local providers in Hawaii: Aloha Medical and American Home Care Systems. To date, just 13 of the 97 providers who accepted contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding were located in Hawaii.

PFQC: Is the GAO saying patients are lying?

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04/17/2014

WASHINGTON – Consumer advocates question the conclusions of a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that stated Round 1 of the competitive bidding program “did not appear to have adversely affected beneficiary access.”

OIG weighs in on CMS oversight of bid program

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04/08/2014

WASHINGTON – As part of the Round 1 of competitive bidding, CMS generally selected DMEPOS suppliers and correctly computed the sampled single payment amounts in accordance with its established procedures and applicable federal requirements, according to a

In brief: ICD-10 delay is final, patent case nears trial

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04/04/2014

WASHINGTON – President Obama has signed a “doc fix” bill that delays ICD-10 implementation for at least one year, until Oct. 1, 2015.

Bid program would save Medi-Cal millions, OIG says

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04/03/2014

WASHINGTON – Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, could have saved $3.9 million on standard power wheelchairs, oxygen systems and oxygen concentrators in 2011 by using a competitive bidding program, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.

Letter sends ‘strong message’ about bid program

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04/01/2014

WASHINGTON – A letter urging CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner not to expand competitive bidding until the Office of Inspector Genera

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