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Senate Finance leaders urge delay of bid pricing

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04/20/2016

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee leaders have asked CMS to delay applying the next round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in rural areas.

Stakeholders line up for July 1 fight

‘There’s a tremendous amount of activity at the highest level’
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02/19/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders and their champions in Congress are mapping out a strategy to stave off a second round of reimbursement cuts scheduled for July 1 in non-bid areas.

New MPP bill starts strong

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04/26/2013

WASHINGTON – The HME industry needs to hit the ground running now that a new bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) has been dropped, say stakeholders.

Senate panel backs Tavenner nomination

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04/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Marilyn Tavenner, Barack Obama’s nominee to oversee CMS, received the unanimous backing of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, according an article from Reuters.

No more carte blanche for auditors?

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11/21/2012

WASHINGTON – If the amount of feedback that the Senate Finance Committee has received on how to improve the audit process is any consideration, expect it to push for big changes.

Update: First-month purchase option

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Friday, September 25, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee has corrected an error in its draft healthcare reform bill that states the elimination of the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs will take effect next year.