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Medicaid holds off on cuts in Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS – Medicaid officials in Indiana have halted their plans to adopt the lowest Medicare rates, VGM reports. On Nov.

Minnesota Medicaid proposes ‘claw back’


SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A meeting in early February between HME stakeholders and Minnesota Medicaid officials on how to comply with a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that requires Medicaid reimbursement not to exceed Medicare allowables ended in a stalemate.

Sign-on letter circulates to protect complex rehab


WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders seek signatures for a letter to CMS asking the agency not to apply a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act to complex rehab technology.

AAHomecare tallies impact of Cures provision


WASHINGTON – The Medicaid programs of 11 states have indicated that they will be changing their fee schedules to match Medicare’s, AAHomecare reports.

Tenacity pays off in 10 states, and counting

Monday, March 19, 2018
Laura Williard
vice president of payer relations, AAHomecare

In December 2016, Congress passed wide-ranging healthcare legislation popularly known as the Cures bill that expedited the implementation of a requirement that the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement to states for HME cannot exceed what Medicare would have allowed for these items, in aggreg

In brief: Sign-on letter calls for ‘immediate action,’ Georgia Medicaid reverses course


WASHINGTON – More than 50 lawmakers signed on to a letter spearheaded by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., that calls on lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.

Cures update: Georgia Medicaid reverses course


ATLANTA – HME industry stakeholders have succeeded in steering Georgia away from basing its Medicaid reimbursement on competitive bidding-based Medicare reimbursement, AAHomecare reported this week.

CMS updates code list for Cures provision


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has received an updated list of HCPCS codes that are affected by a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that requires the federal government to limit its portion of Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare reimbursement.

CMS eases pressure on states, AAH says


WASHINGTON – CMS has given state Medicaid directors more “open-ended guidance” for complying with a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, AAHomecare reported Jan. 5.

CMS starts implementation process for Cures provision


WASHINGTON – CMS wants state Medicaid programs to submit their DME fee schedules using a new spreadsheet to make sure they’re not paying too much for equipment, according to a notice in the Federal Register.