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CMS solicits input on future reimbursement for non-bid areas

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03/07/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.

Senators in Minnesota seek to soften blow of upcoming Medicaid cut

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02/28/2017

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Two senators in the Minnesota state legislature have introduced a bill to address a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that would limit the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement for HME to competitive bidding-influenced Medicare reimbursement starting in 2018.

AAHomecare to Tricare: Reprocess claims

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01/31/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is calling on the contractors administering Tricare military health plans nationwide to reprocess claims for HME for the last six months of 2016.

Option Care leads Keep My Infusion Care at Home

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01/24/2017

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care and other leading home infusion providers, as well as the National Home Infusion Association, have formed a coalition to advocate for Medicare patients who are losing access to their treatment.

Work group expands focus on Medicaid issues

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01/12/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s State Leaders Council has formed a work group to explore ways to address competitive bid pricing for Medicaid.

CMS offers guidance on billing for complex rehab accessories

Guidance on rural rates still in the works
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12/27/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated the DME Center page of its website with information on how it plans to implement certain provisions in the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act.

Bid relief becomes official

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12/13/2016

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is set to sign into law today the 21st Century Cures Act, which offers some relief to HME providers in rural areas.

Cures Act headed to president

Bill will roll back second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect this year in rural areas
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12/07/2016

WASHINGTON – The 21st Century Cures Act, which includes important provisions related to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, has been passed by the Senate and is now headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

New language gives stakeholders new hope

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07/09/2015

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have added new language to the 21st Century Cures Act to extend CMS’s power wheelchair prior authorization demonstration project, much to the relief of stakeholders.