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Stakeholders prepare for bid-relief bill to drop

They’re sharing draft language, circulating position papers
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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the task of shoring up support in anticipation of a bill that would provide some relief from the competitive bid program.

In brief: Access survey slams bid program, CMS withdraws O&P rule

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME,

Provider Gary Sheehan named Homecare Champion

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10/12/2017

ATLANTA – HME Provider Gary Sheehan has been named the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced this week.

Access survey slams bid program

‘This report empirically validates the problems we have been experiencing with the competitive bidding program for the past several years’
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10/11/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME, according to a final report from Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.

AAH releases Q2 results for HME Audit Key

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10/05/2017

WASHINGTON – Seventy-one percent of MAC prepayment audits are paid upon review, and 11% of new patients are subject to MAC audits, according to the latest results of the HME Audit Key.

Urgency peaks for bid relief

In play: interim final rule, access survey, legislation
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09/29/2017

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter that quickly collected 104 signatures last week buoyed spirits, but there’s still no clear indication of when the industry will see the release of an interim final rule related to the competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders wage protracted battle with other payers

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09/29/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent decision by the Washington, D.C., Medicaid program to raise reimbursement for competitive bid items was a win, but stakeholders say it’s a constant battle to keep payers from lowering payments in the first place.

Survey highlights broken Medicare system

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09/28/2017

WASHINGTON – More than three-quarters of case managers have experienced difficulties with the discharge of patients who need home medical equipment, according to the preliminary results of a new survey from AAHomecare.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/22/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

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