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Rural residents will have to travel dozens of miles for HME

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12/11/2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – Residents in rural states will have to travel further to reach an HME provider when Medicare applies competitive bid pricing nationwide on Jan.

CMS releases fee schedule amounts for rural areas

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11/24/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has released revised fee schedule amounts for 11 product categories as part of its national roll out competitive bidding on Jan. 1.

Senators introduce bill to address rural expansion

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11/19/2015

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill to “smooth the transition” to competitive bid pricing in rural areas dropped today in the Senate.

Nat’l roll out starts to take shape

List of rural zip codes is out, pricing is not far behind
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10/09/2015

WASHINGTON – All eyes last week were on CMS’s preliminary list of rural zip codes for the national roll out of competitive bidding, with HME providers doing business in those areas set to feel a little less of a cut.

CMS releases zip codes, fee schedule format

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10/06/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has released a revised fee schedule format and a preliminary list of rural zip codes for the national roll out of competitive bidding.

National pricing for Medicare looms large

‘It’s not pretty,’ says provider in the Dakotas
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09/04/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers, especially those in rural areas, are making tough business decisions in preparation for Medicare’s national rollout of competitive bidding pricing on Jan. 1.