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Clock ticks on bid relief

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01/03/2020

WASHINGTON – As the second session of Congress gets underway this week, stakeholders say it’s time to amplify their efforts seeking relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

AAH: Give CMS feedback on bid survey

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12/12/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is encouraging providers to give CMS feedback on surveying beneficiaries, discharge planners and other stakeholders on the competitive bidding program. The agency is accepting comments on its survey until Dec. 20.

In brief: OIG finds large recovery, F&P reports growth

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12/06/2019

WASHINGTON – Taxpayers could see nearly $5.9 billion that has been misspent on healthcare services returned to the government, according to The Office of Inspector General in its Semiannual Report to Congress published last week.

AAH: Updates supplier counts, comments on rural areas

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12/06/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has found that, while the number of unique companies is down 37% and the number of locations is down 35% since 2010, the data for October 2019 is virtually unchanged from January 2019.

In brief: Act fast on SMART Act, Medi-Cal drops drastic cut

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

Stakeholders run with vent bill

‘They are very concerned about CMS and they want a remedy’
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11/08/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are prioritizing the 180 members of the House of Representatives who signed a letter asking CMS to drop non-invasive vents from competitive bidding to now support H.R. 4945.

In brief: CMS publishes final rule, Rotech taps $50M for acquisitions

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11/01/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on Thursday afternoon released an ESRD final rule that establishes a permanent home infusion therapy benefit in 2021 and establishes a methodology for establishing fee schedules for new DMEPOS items.

Short takes: Transcend, CAIRE, AllyScripts

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11/01/2019

Transcend has launched its Transcend 365 miniCPAP, a “smaller, smarter” CPAP with integrated heated humidifier that’s capable of running on a single, travel-size battery.

Stakeholders seek five-year bid delay for non-invasive vents

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10/22/2019

ATLANTA – A bill could be introduced literally any day now to pump the brakes on CMS’s plans to include non-invasive ventilation in its competitive bidding program, AAHomecare’s Jay Witter told Medtrade attendees on Tuesday morning.

In brief: NSM sells to Cinven, Drive closes on $35M in capital

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10/04/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has agreed to be acquired by Cinven, an international equity firm.

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