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Stakeholders meet with CMS on bid program

They expect additional info to be released in next few months
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01/11/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are focusing on CMS as they seek their footing in a bumpy start to the 116th Congress.

AAH: seeks payer relations professional, submits comments

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12/27/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is looking to add to its payer relations team.

In brief: Budget neutrality dampens certain rates, Brightree buys Apacheta

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12/21/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Pro tips: How to work with state Medicaid programs

Request 30-minute meetings and get to the point
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12/21/2018

Medicaid directors have a huge undertaking, ensuring their programs meet budgets, adhere to federal and state guidelines, and provide excellent patient outcomes.

In the year that was and the year ahead, all things point to Congress

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12/21/2018

The tide is finally starting to turn for the HME sector.

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement

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12/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Payer relations: Cures Act, state toolkit on agenda for 2019

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – The past year has been a busy one for AAHomecare’s Laura Williard: She met with 28 states about Medicaid rates. 2019 is shaping up to be just as busy, she says.

In brief: CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments, study finds oxygen patients worse off

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.

Devil in the details: The reshaping of the next round of bidding

Up for discussion: product categories, supplier capacity, bona fide bids
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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – As HME industry stakeholders work with CMS officials to shape future rounds of competitive bidding, they’re focusing, first, on helping the agency re-arrange the program’s product categories.

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