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Industry ratchets up MPP talk


WASHINGTON – HME providers lit up the Capitol Hill switchboard Dec. 4 and 5 with one message: Support the market-pricing program (MPP).

HME dodges tax bullet


WASHINGTON – A more detailed “facts and circumstances” test in the IRS’s final regulations for a medical device tax should ensure that “virtually all” HME falls under a retail exemption, industry stakeholders say.

Separate benefit: Stakeholders spark efforts for 2013


BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders are ready to “hit the ground running” on a new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, says Don Clayback.

HME will escape device tax


WASHINGTON – Most home medical equipment will be excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s medical device excise tax, industry stakeholders say.

HIDA endorses MPP


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is urging all members, in light of concerns about enteral patients, to support H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace the current competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).

Industry pounds pavement on MPP

Bill’s supporters creep to 31

WASHINGTON – It was back to work on Capitol Hill the week of Nov. 12 and HME industry stakeholders wasted no time pushing to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP).

Two groups promote competitive bidding


WASHINGTON – The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), a reform group comprised of patients, providers and physicians, has endorsed competitive b

In wake of Sandy, CMS grants audit relief


BALTIMORE – HME providers who are dealing with the fallout from Hurricane Sandy won't also have to deal with audits, AAHomecare announced Nov. 7.

Waivers 'get Medicare regs out of your way'

Stakeholders: What about audits?

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services will waive or modify requirements for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP providers in New York and New Jersey due to Hurricane Sandy.