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Price breathes new life into MPP

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has agreed to introduce a modified bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), according to AAHomecare.

PMD demo: CMS to offer reasons for denials

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say help is on the way for providers who are still getting denials for prior authorization requests submitted as part of the new PMD demo.

Day of reckoning nears for payment amounts

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01/11/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS has indicated to key lawmakers that Round 2 payment amounts for competitive bidding will be released by the end of January, according to HME industry stakeholders.

Deal opens door to more audits

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” deal is a provision that could mean bad things for providers already inundated with audits: the extension of the look-back period.

AAH: HME spending ‘not out of control’

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – New national health expenditures data released by CMS shows that HME continues to shrink as a proportion of total Medicare spending, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Fix overlap flap, AAH tells CMS

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01/09/2013

BALTIMORE – AAHomecare has gone to bat for HME providers who are losing out on monthly payments from Medicare for claims that overlap inpatient stays.

Package pushes diabetes payments off a cliff

'I don’t know that Congress knows what they did'
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01/04/2013

WASHINGTON – Medicare payments for all diabetes testing supplies stand to be drastically reduced this summer.

In brief: Industry keeps up pressure, ResMed nears CEO decision

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12/28/2012

WASHINGTON – It's impossible to predict whether lawmakers will reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff by the new year, but HME industry stakeholders say don’t get distracted by the bigger picture.

MPP: Co-sponsor tally rises, watchdog group tries another tack

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12/21/2012

WASHINGTON – The week before Christmas, HME industry stakeholders wrapped up seven more co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, bringing the total to 87.

Clock ticks on MPP, Round 2

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12/14/2012

WASHINGTON – The HME industry is within spitting distance of its goal of 100 co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, a bill to replace the competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).

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