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10/19/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are urging providers to gather as many original co-sponsors as they can for a bill expected to drop in November that would provide relief for non-bid areas.

Draft of bid relief bill circulates

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released draft language of a bill that would provide relief from the competitive bidding program in non-bid areas and would address a “double-dip” cut on oxygen

‘Right this wrong,’ providers tell CMS

Callers to forum outline problems related to drastic rate cuts
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03/24/2017

WASHINGTON – From Martha’s Vineyard to the Pacific Northwest, rural HME providers are struggling to survive in a post-competitive bidding world, they told CMS officials during a call March 23.

CMS offers guidance on billing for complex rehab accessories

Guidance on rural rates still in the works
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12/27/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated the DME Center page of its website with information on how it plans to implement certain provisions in the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act.

Devil in the details: Stakeholders await guidance on bid relief

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12/09/2016

WASHINGTON – Now that a rollback of a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in rural areas is a foregone conclusion, the big question is: How will CMS follow through on Congress’ directive?

Bid relief nears finish line

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12/02/2016

WASHINGTON – The HME industry is within spitting distance of rolling back certain Medicare reimbursement cuts after the 21st Century Cures Act sailed through the House of Representatives last week.

Final push for rural bid relief

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10/21/2016

When the HME industry last year began to take in the full potential effects of the looming application of bidding-derived pricing for rural and other non-bid areas, providers and industry stakeholders alike were alarmed at potential cuts of 50% or more for many

Stakeholders prepare for ‘complicated’ post-election activity

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10/21/2016

WASHINGTON – The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee could be one thing standing between the HME industry and competitive bidding relief after the elections.

Industry’s task remains unchanged, AAH says

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06/30/2016

WASHINGTON – A second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts goes into effect in non-bid areas on July 1, but it’s not time to throw in the towel, AAHomecare said in a bulletin on June 29.