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Cures Act update: Could bill in Minnesota serve as template for relief?

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04/03/2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota could be the first state to introduce legislation to stave off a “pay for” in the 21st Century Cures Act that limits the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement for DME to competitive bidding-influenced Medicare reimbursement starting Jan.

Bills introduced to protect accessories

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03/03/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry champions in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced bills to permanently stave off Medicare’s plans to apply competitive bidding-influenced prices to accessories for complex wheelchairs.

Reps. Crowley, Sensenbrenner introduce separate benefit bill for complex rehab

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., have introduced a bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Coming soon: standards for adaptive equipment

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11/30/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that requires Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles is headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

Senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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11/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Mark Warner, D-Va., have introduced a bill that they believe would help ensure that all Medicare beneficiaries have access to their preferred brand of diabetes test strips.

Industry buys time for rural providers, complex rehab accessories

‘It’s just the first step, but an important one,’ AAH’s Ryan says
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11/28/2016

WASHINGTON – The HME industry now has a vehicle in Congress for rolling back a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect in non-competitive bidding areas on July 1, AAHomecare reports.

Senators introduce bill to change LCD process

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10/05/2016

WASHINGTON – Two senators recently introduced a bill that seeks to improve the transparency and accountability of the local coverage determination (LCD) process performed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

NHIA honors Reps. Engel, Tiberi

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09/30/2016

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has named Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., as the recipient of its Congressional Leadership Award.

Vent reform now has support in both House, Senate

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09/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has followed the Senate and introduced a bill this week that would increase Medicare reimbursement for ventilators by 20% on Jan.

Are you kidding me?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The disappointment was palpable on Friday, when word began spreading that the Senate had failed to pass a bill delaying a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas before it began its long summer recess.

I received twitter messages with swear words.

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