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.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – North Ottawa Community Health System has sold its HME business to CareLinc Home Medical & Equipment Supply in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to a local newspaper. CareLinc now has 20 locations in Michigan.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has once again reversed its position on cutting reimbursement for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. CMS announced this week that reimbursement for MA plans in 2015 would rise, on average, 0.4%, according to news reports.
Lawmakers last week passed a debt deal that allowed the government to keep paying its bills under one condition: That $1.2 trillion be shaved from the budget deficit by Thanksgiving. (Now there’s a reason to give thanks!)