WASHINGTON – CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services says it won’t meet a deadline to clear a backlog of appeals unless it settles the claims without seeing if they have merit.
CLEVELAND – Spoken like a true lawyer, Bob Soltis’ advice for HME providers working claims through the Medicare appeals process: be brief and be concise.
WASHINGTON – The wait time for an Administrative Law Judge hearing keeps growing—a symptom of ongoing problems with the audit process, say industry attorneys.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Certain HME providers will now have a voice at Medicare’s second level of appeals as part of a new demonstration project.
YARMOUTH, Maine – Forty-three percent of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say they’re filing fewer appeals due to the massive backlog at the ALJ level.
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The impact of audits and competitive bidding on rural providers was on the agenda at a roundtable held by the Small Business Administration last week.
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The impact of audits and competitive bidding on rural providers was on the agenda at a roundtable held by the Small Business Administration yesterday.
WASHINGTON – A pair of hearings last week shined another light on the HME industry’s issues with audits and competitive bidding.
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