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HME provider closes due to cuts

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08/01/2017

REDDING, Calif. – Northern Rehab Equipment & Respiratory is closing its doors after 19 years in business, according to a local newspaper.

Oklahoma considers steep cuts for Medicaid

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04/11/2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has had to map out budget scenarios for the upcoming fiscal year based on a 5% to 15% reduction in state appropriations, according to Tulsa World.

VGM calls on Price to take action

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03/21/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group outlined three priorities that need “immediate action,” including relief for HME providers rural areas, in a March 20 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Inogen expects to recoup $2M

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01/10/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen expects to recoup up to $2 million in rental revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 as a result of a provision in the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act.

CMS awards new contracts

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11/02/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS on Wednesday announced the contract suppliers for the latest round of its competitive bidding program.

NCPA installs officers, adopts resolutions

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10/20/2016

NEW ORLEANS – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has installed a new president and a fifth vice president.

Bid delay bill passes in House

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07/06/2016

WASHINGTON – Now that both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed bills to delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, lawmakers have to hammer out the details—and fast.

Are you beside yourself, too?

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I heard from a reader in the wake of CMS releasing the new payment amounts for the Round 2 re-compete.

Senators push 15-month delay for upcoming bid cuts

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03/17/2016

WASHINGTON – Just days after CMS released new payment amounts for the latest round of its competitive bidding program, two senators have introduced a bill that would delay a second round of cuts planned for non-bid areas on July 1, 2016.

Stakeholders line up for July 1 fight

‘There’s a tremendous amount of activity at the highest level’
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02/19/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders and their champions in Congress are mapping out a strategy to stave off a second round of reimbursement cuts scheduled for July 1 in non-bid areas.

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