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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.