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Event puts HME in front of influential senator

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10/11/2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A fundraising event for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., netted nearly $17,000 for the senator’s campaign fund and gave HME providers a chance to re-engage with the longtime industry champion.

Q&A: Rick Adamich goes above and beyond

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07/01/2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Rick Adamich, president of Waukesha, Wis.-based Oxygen One, recently won MAMES Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes members for their legislative work at the state, regional and national level.

Minn. providers could see some relief

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05/29/2019

MINNEAPOLIS – The state legislature on May 24 released the language of a Department of Human Services omnibus bill that includes a repeal of the preferred incontinence product program, MAMES has reported.

In brief: CRT bill heads to governor’s desk, Roche sues pharmacy network

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03/22/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation to create a “separate benefit” category for complex rehab technology.

MAMES seeks board members

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03/19/2019

STILLWATER, Minn. – MAMES is accepting nominations for its board of directors for three-year terms. The MAMES executive committee is looking to fill the following seats: Minnesota: 1 director; Missouri: 2 directors (1 seat open to fill ASAP); Nebraska: 1 director; South Dakota: 1 director; Wisconsin: 1 director; and associate board position: Associate director: 1 director. Interested applicants can apply here.

State news: Minnesota, Kansas

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02/26/2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has released budget recommendations for 2020 and 2021 that include reimbursement cuts for DME, MAMES reports.

Minnesota Medicaid proposes ‘claw back’

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02/22/2019

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A meeting in early February between HME stakeholders and Minnesota Medicaid officials on how to comply with a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that requires Medicaid reimbursement not to exceed Medicare allowables ended in a stalemate.

Kansas: Medicaid proposes drastic rate cut

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01/24/2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – A proposal to drastically reduce Medicaid rates for DMEPOS, published just before the holidays, came as a surprise to stakeholders, they say.

Kansas proposes Medicaid rate cut

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01/09/2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in December it planned to submit an amendment to set the Medicaid fee schedule for DMEPOS items at 65% of the non-rural Medicare rates, effective Jan. 1.

In brief: Medtrade wraps up, new bid resource debuts

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10/19/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

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