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AAHomecare tallies impact of Cures provision


WASHINGTON – The Medicaid programs of 11 states have indicated that they will be changing their fee schedules to match Medicare’s, AAHomecare reports.

In brief: Sign-on letter calls for ‘immediate action,’ Georgia Medicaid reverses course


WASHINGTON – More than 50 lawmakers signed on to a letter spearheaded by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., that calls on lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.

CMS updates code list for Cures provision


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has received an updated list of HCPCS codes that are affected by a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that requires the federal government to limit its portion of Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare reimbursement.

Cures Act update: Deadline looms for Medicaid

Letter outlines two options to demonstrate compliance

WASHINGTON – CMS finally sent a letter to state Medicaid directors on Dec. 27 with guidance on a DME-related provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, just three business days before implementation.

Senators in Minnesota seek to soften blow of upcoming Medicaid cut


SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Two senators in the Minnesota state legislature have introduced a bill to address a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that would limit the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement for HME to competitive bidding-influenced Medicare reimbursement starting in 2018.

Stakeholders home in on Medicaid strategy

‘The states are going to get less money and the big question now is, how are they going to deal with that?’

WASHINTON – A directive from Congress to tie Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare reimbursement will be a tough pill to swallow for not only HME providers but also states, industry stakeholders say.