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MCO bill becomes law in Kentucky


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law a bill that streamlines DME regulations and reimbursement policy for the managed care organizations managing the state’s Medicaid program.

The bill ensures that MCOs:

Custom breast forms legislation introduced in both chambers


WASHINGTON – A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would expand Medicare coverage to include custom breast prostheses for women recovering from mastectomy surgery, VGM reports.

MCO bill clears Kentucky House


FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill that would hold managed care organizations more accountable passed the Kentucky House of Representatives on Thursday 100-0, VGM reports. The bill, H.B.

Lymphedema bill reintroduced


WASHINGTON – Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Todd Young, R-Ind., reintroduced The Lymphedema Treatment Act on Feb. 14. The bill, S.

Accessories relief stalls in Senate


WASHINGTON – The window for the Senate to pass accessories relief is “narrowing” rapidly.

House passes bill with accessories language


WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon handily passed a bill with language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Breaking news: House moves on accessories issue


WASHINGTON – Language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months has been included in a larger bill introduced today in the House of Representatives, according to NCART.

Coalition pushes leadership to pass accessories bill


WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a second letter to leaders of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees in the House of Representatives, urging them to pass H.R. 3730. The bill, sponsored by Reps.

Bill targets MCO-related cuts to DME


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly that would help to address concerns surrounding 10% to 50% cuts to medical supply companies by certain managed care organizations, according to the Herald & Review.

Lymphedema advocates apply consistent pressure

‘The cost of compression garments is so much less than the cost of complications’

WASHINGTON – One of the most supported healthcare-related bills currently pending in Congress, this may be the year H.R. 930 crosses the finish line, lymphedema advocates say.