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OIG outlines work plan

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02/07/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has several new HME-related projects in the works for 2014, including a review of the reasonableness of the Medicare fee schedule.

HIPAA changes: ‘They are looking for issues’

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09/06/2013

WASHINGTON – New regulations governing patient privacy go into effect Sept. 23, and industry stakeholders say many HME providers aren’t ready.

Allstate Insurance sues slew of DME entities

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06/24/2013

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Allstate Insurance seeks to recover $6.6 million in damages for alleged medical insurance fraud from 47 New York- and Florida-based DME entities and owners, according to a press release. The complaint, filed in the U.S.

Breathe, LLC launches mobile oximetry app

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06/24/2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Breathe, LLC, a provider of overnight oxygen supplies and oximetry testing, has launched a mobile oximetry application, according to a press release.

Lawmakers call on OIG to investigate competitive bidding

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06/24/2013

WASHINGTON – In a June 21 letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, call on the agency to investigate the possibility that CMS deliberately overlooked its own rules when awarding contracts for competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Bills could deliver 'one-two punch' to bid program

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06/21/2013

WASHINGTON – A bill that would delay the expansion of competitive bidding could get fast-tracked through the House of Representatives, say industry stakeholders.

CMS decision on Tennessee sets precedent

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06/21/2013

WASHINGTON – It was a big win in the HME industry’s fight against competitive bidding when CMS disqualified one-third of the contract suppliers for Tennessee, but that’s not the only state with licensure issues, stakeholders point out.

BioScrip gets serious about home infusion

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06/21/2013

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip announced last week that it plans to acquire Cincinnati, Ohio-based CarePoint Partners for $223 million.

Mediware makes homecare play

'We have a lot of talent to help this group out'
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06/21/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems has nearly doubled its customer base in the HME, home infusion and home health markets by acquiring Plainview, N.Y.-based Fastrack Healthcare Systems.

In brief: Numotion launches repair program, senators seek more transparent Medicare program

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06/21/2013

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – Numotion will provide repairs to all former customers of Alliance Seating and Mobility who own their wheelchairs, the provider announced June 18.

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