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In brief: Stakeholders organize, OIG investigates


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders last week submitted comments to CMS outlining concerns with a recent wave of claims against surety bonds—some triggered by overpayments as low as $16. The stakeholder, which include the Wayne van Halem Group, U.S.

In brief: Providers report deactivations, House repeals device tax


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Some HME providers have had their Medicare supplier numbers deactivated during the revalidation process, AAHomecare reported last week.

Former CMS official: The audit process 'is not working'


WASHINGTON – HME providers beleaguered by an onslaught of audits may take some comfort knowing that there is awareness among lawmakers that something needs to change.

Stakeholders ready list of closures


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are sorting through reports of more than 300 HME providers closing up shop thanks to Round 1 of competitive bidding.

In brief: AAH fights device tax, Rotech reports earnings


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare President Tyler Wilson made the case for exempting all HME and supplies from a 2.3% medical device tax during a public hearing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last week.

Industry tells Congress, 'We have a solution'

Lawmakers request info on HME closures

WASHINGTON – The HME industry is not afraid of competitive bidding—as long as it's done right, stakeholders told lawmakers at a hearing last week in which they touted the market pricing program.

Is it common sense or am I psychic?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

You know you've been on the job for a while when you start making predictions that come true.

On the road: Dan Smith seeks members in lower 48


WASHINGTON - Dan Smith has spent the last year traveling the country three weeks out of every month, working to recruit new AAHomecare members. He recently spoke with HME News about why providers should make room in their budgets for AAHomecare.

Legislative update: Hot seat, PR machine and caught on camera


WASHINGTON – It looks like Medicare fraudsters have moved on from home medical equipment.