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Large number of vets not receiving follow-up care for their sleep apnea, OIG says


WASHINGTON – The Veterans Health Administration is at risk of potentially spending $261.3 million over the next five years on sleep apnea devices and supplies that veterans will not use, according to the Office of Inspector General.

SMRC warns of audit risk—for ordering practitioners


ATLANTA – The SMRC is holding ordering practitioners accountable and acknowledging that provider payments for DMEPOS are reliant on their documentation, the van Halem Group reports.

RAC targets pneumatic compression devices


ATLANTA – Performant Recovery, the national DMEPOS RAC, added pneumatic compression devices to its approved issues list on Jan. 23, the van Halem Group reports.

ResMed’s Farrell calls Q3 ‘strong’

Company reveals $75.9M payment to Australian Tax Office

SAN DIEGO – ResMed reported revenues of $591.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, a 15% increase compared to the same quarter last year.

Invacare readies to submit final report to FDA


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare could be turning the corner on its “ongoing journey” to lift a consent decree with the Food and Drug Administration that has handicapped the company since late 2012.

Providers react to Hoveround audit

‘It could happen to any one of us’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Mobility providers aren’t surprised by the Office of Inspector General’s call for Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million, they say. 

AAH set to take HME Audit Key live


WASHINGTON – The HME Audit Key goes live in January, AAHomecare has announced.

Audit bill clears committee


WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed a bill to improve the Medicare audit and appeals process.

Connolly snags contract for DME-specific RAC


WASHINGTON – CMS has awarded a national contract to identify overpayments specifically for DME, home health and hospice to Connolly, the agency announced Dec. 30.

CMS to contractors: Wait until enforcement to audit


WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed its contractors not to retrospectively audit providers for compliance with the face-to-face requirement.