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Small Business Committee goes to bat for HME


WASHINGTON – The House Small Business Committee is asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for relief for HME providers.

Congresswoman releases support letter


WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. R-Wash., is circulating a sign-on letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

CMS data shows sharp decline in number of HME providers


WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

CMS releases guidance on bid-rate relief


WASHINGTON – Suppliers won’t need to resubmit claims to get retroactive payment adjustments mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act, according to guidance released today by CMS.

VGM enlists hospital execs in fight against cuts


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has drafted a letter for hospital executives to use to fight back against sweeping Medicare reimbursement cuts. With many HME providers unable to accept Medicare at the new payment rates that were phased in on Jan.

Stakeholders criticize shortsighted CMS

They say the agency’s data is ‘grossly inadequate’ to assess impact of bid program

WASHINGTON – CMS took too narrow a view when it analyzed the impact of new payment amounts for HME using only one metric, industry stakeholders say.