YARMOUTH, Maine – If a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts goes into effect as planned, a number of HME providers plan to stop taking assignment on certain products.
STILLWATER, Minn. – A Medicare Advantage plan in Minnesota that sought to do business only with contract suppliers from Medicare’s competitive bidding program has backed off.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – HME provider Handi Medical Supply in February gave healthcare professionals a chance to speak out against the effects of competitive bidding on Medicare beneficiaries.
WASHINGTON – A recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report calls on CMS to urge states to cut costs on incontinence supplies, and the agency agreed. Industry stakeholders warn that could lead to an expansion of competitive bidding.
WASHINGTON – It looks like the timeframe for responding to initial documentation requests as part of the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program will stand at 75 days.
WASHINGTON – The delay in the enforcement of the face-to-face rule buys time for HME industry stakeholders to seek changes.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – It may be only one Medicare Advantage plan in one state, but it’s still a development that’s dropping jaws in the HME industry.
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