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Sign-on letter circulates to protect complex rehab

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05/10/2018

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

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05/04/2018

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

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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

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03/02/2018

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

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03/01/2018

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

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02/20/2018

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

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01/05/2018

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

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11/28/2017

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.

Tricare will make payment adjustments

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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Tricare, the healthcare program for uniformed services members and their families, will also adjust payments from June through December 2016 per a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, according to AAHomecare.

CGS begins payment adjustments

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05/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS will begin adjusting tens of thousands of claims from non-competitive bidding areas each day for about the next 24 weeks, the DME MAC for Jurisdictions B and C announced May 8.

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