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OIG report is ‘slap on the wrist,’ providers say

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12/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent report on unlicensed suppliers receiving bid contracts re-opened old wounds for providers, who say it amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for CMS.

Georgia passes licensure requirement

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04/12/2017

ATLANTA – Georgia’s House of Representatives and Senate have passed a bill that establishes a licensure requirement for DME suppliers.

OIG report finds some contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements

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05/26/2016

WASHINGTON – A significant chunk of Round 2 contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Arkansas recognizes BOC for licensure

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03/25/2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Arkansas is the latest state to recognize Board of Certification/Accreditation examinations for licensure of providers in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions.

Technical difficulties, or as one provider called it, “CBIC/NSC Goofs”

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

No sooner had I heard that CMS had sent out letters to providers asking them to review their bids as part of the Round 2 re-compete had I started hearing of issues.

CMS on notice to follow licensure rules

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05/01/2015

WASHINGTON – While most of the attention on recently passed legislation has focused on binding bids, another provision aimed at improving the competitive bidding program has essentially already taken effect: licensure.

Bill paves way for oxygen providers

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04/14/2015

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that allows HME providers to provide home oxygen therapy without a pharmacist on staff.

Lawmakers introduce bid bill

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06/20/2014

WASHINGTON – Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding.

Maryland streamlines DME licensure requirements

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04/10/2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland lawmakers have passed a pair of bills to remove the pharmacy licensure requirement for DME, the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) announced April 8.

Bidding update: Capacity, licensure

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11/15/2013

BALTIMORE – The financial capacities that contract suppliers submitted as part of their bids don’t hold much weight, based on new guidance from the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC).

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