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Déjà vu: Concerns resurface in Round 2 re-compete

As stakeholders analyze list of contract suppliers, they worry about, among other things, out-of-staters
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04/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the monumental task of analyzing the newest competitive bid contract suppliers.

In brief: O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal, AAH and VGM book keynotes

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04/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

AAHomecare books Congressional champions for conference

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04/28/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has lined up Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.,andRenee Ellmers, R-N.C., to speak at the 2016 Washington Legislative Conference, slated for May 25-26 at the Washington Court Hotel. 

Bid bill has sticking point in the House

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04/15/2016

WASHINGTON – One month after the introduction of a Senate bill to delay competitive bidding cuts, industry stakeholders are still working to get a Democratic co-sponsor for a House companion bill.

Tool provides first look at severity of audits

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04/15/2016

WASHINGTON – Twelve percent of HME claims for new patients, on average, were subject to MAC prepayment audits in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to data collected through AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key.

Oxygen e-template inches forward

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04/01/2016

WASHINGTON – Efforts to develop an electronic template for oxygen have taken an important step forward, but there’s still “a long way to go,” says AAHomecare.

In brief: Round 2 cuts add up, CGS readies transition

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04/01/2016

WASHINGTON - Reimbursement rates will decrease, on average, 7.1% when the Round 2 re-compete kicks off July 1, according to an analysis from AAHomecare.

Week brings volley of bid-related items

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03/18/2016

WASHINGTON – Last week was busy for the HME industry as both CMS and stakeholders pushed and pulled against the competitive bidding program.

AAHomecare offers input on O2 e-template

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03/17/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare hosted a conference call last week with CMS, EPIC Software and an association member supplier to lay the groundwork for an oxygen e-template pilot program.

In brief: DOT considers sleep testing, AAHomecare commissions cost study

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03/11/2016

WASHINGTON – The federal government is seeking public input on whether it should require sleep tests for commercial drivers and railroad workers. 

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