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.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Medicaid is deactivating some DME providers for not having a current surety bond on file, even though, technically, they do.
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.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - HME providers in Alabama are taking in stride recent changes to Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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.
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 MSNBC.com reads:
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.
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:
Efforts to exempt community pharmacies from the fast-approaching accreditation and surety bond requirements gained momentum this week when three groups offered their support.
Are certificates of medical necessity (CMNs) and DME information forms (DIFs) that confusing to fill out and submit?
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