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ALJ wait time nears three years

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10/12/2017

WASHINGTON – The average wait time to get a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge is 1,082 days, a 41-day increase from earlier this year and a 205-day increase since last year, according to AAHomecare. The overturn rate at the ALJ is 28.3%.

CMS implements audit improvements

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04/28/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced significant improvements to the processing of serial claims for capped rental items and certain inexpensive and non-routinely purchased items, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Patients: real victims of audits

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03/28/2014

Mr. Watson’s letter (“28-month delay will be disasterous for providers,” January 2014) was right on the money, no pun intended.

Whoa, Nellie!

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03/28/2014

If you remember The Roy Rogers Show, you might remember Roy’s sidekick, Pat, driving the old Jeep nicknamed Nellie Belle. On occasion, Nellie Belle would get out of control and Pat would yell, “Whoa Nellie Belle.”