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Some contract suppliers may not meet requirements


YARMOUTH, Maine – As HME stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 contract suppliers, it’s become more and more clear that some may not meet various licensing requirements—a condition of winning a contract.

NSC extends enrollment period


WASHINGTON – The National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) has extended the window period for HME providers to determine whether or not they want to change their enrollment status with Medicare, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

NSC update: 'Hopefully, the worst is over'


I heard from a couple of different providers on March 31 who had just gotten their Medicare billing numbers reinstated—one called on the phone, the other posted a comment on

Is the NSC backlog easing up?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The call came in around 3 this afternoon.

"Theresa, do you remember me?" asked the caller. "I just got my billing number reinstated, but only to March 27. What about all those other months of rental on my equipment?"

CMS: Master of the double standard

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CMS expects HME providers to have their ducks in a row. When providers submit claims, for example, the agency expects those claims to adhere to certain coverage policy and documentation requirements.