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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.

Calm before the storm?

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I wrote a blog earlier this year about how competitive bidding has affected access to home medical equipment.

German ruling paves way for access to ReWalk

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08/11/2016

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – The ReWalk exoskeleton system has been declared medically necessary by the Social Welfare Court of Speyer in Germany, announced ReWalk Robotics, the developer and manufacturer of the ReWalk.

OIG adds fifth bid study

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01/09/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has agreed to investigate the impact of competitive bidding on access to DME.

Back in July, 137 lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., asked the OIG to conduct the study.

What’s the real story?

Stakeholders respond to Post story on power wheelchair fraud
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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent story in the Washington Post highlighting power wheelchair fraud is simply rehashing old news at the cost of highlighting current problems, industry stakeholders say.

Cuts force nat’l provider to stop accepting Medi-Cal

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08/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s 10% cut to Medicaid reimbursement is taking its toll: It has driven at least one complex rehab provider from the market and left California Children’s Services (CCS), the state program for children with certain health problems, scrambling.

CMS awards new bid contracts

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04/18/2014

HONOLULU – CMS has awarded new competitive bidding contracts to two local providers in Hawaii: Aloha Medical and American Home Care Systems. To date, just 13 of the 97 providers who accepted contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding were located in Hawaii.