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Proposed changes for surety bonds: Counter abuses to the program, or place too heavy burdens on providers?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Todd Bryant
president and founder, Bryant Surety Bonds

On March 1, 2016, CMS published a proposed rule that seeks to address a growing number of abuses of the federal healthcare program by certain Medicare providers.

Texas: Surety bond issues galore


AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Medicaid is deactivating some DME providers for not having a current surety bond on file, even though, technically, they do.

Is CMS *really* serious about saving money?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I had an interesting conversation after we posted to our website this story about how CMS has failed to use the surety bond requirement to recover erroneous payments.

Alabama: Providers roll with changes


MONTGOMERY, Ala. - HME providers in Alabama are taking in stride recent changes to Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Has the NSC got your number?

Monday, February 22, 2010

What's going on over at the NSC (Not Synergistic with CMS)? We ran a story last month about providers whose Medicare supplier numbers have been in limbo for months.

No accreditation or surety bond? No problem. Here's a million bucks.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I just came across yet another article on Medicare fraud. The story lead off with—wait for it—a fake DME provider in Miami.

An article by Mark Potter on reads:

Accreditation reprieve nears end

Friday, December 4, 2009

CMS is circulating a reminder to pharmacists: If  you're not accredited, your time is almost up. In October, the deadline for accreditation was pushed to Jan. 1, 2010.

Pharmacy extension could be a reality

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pharmacies are likely to receive an extension on getting accredited, but what do you do in the meantime?

Bill Popomaronis, from the NCPA which has been working with CMS to alleviate some confusion, sent me the following:

Support grows for pharmacy exemptions

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Efforts to exempt community pharmacies from the fast-approaching accreditation and surety bond requirements gained momentum this week when three groups offered their support.

CMNs and DIFs=Rocket science?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Are certificates of medical necessity (CMNs) and DME information forms (DIFs) that confusing to fill out and submit?