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In brief: Data shows sharp decline, Invacare cleared for re-inspection

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04/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

CMS implements audit improvements

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04/28/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced significant improvements to the processing of serial claims for capped rental items and certain inexpensive and non-routinely purchased items, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

CMS data shows sharp decline in number of HME providers

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04/27/2017

WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

Are you RAC ready?

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04/24/2017

Since it’s been so long since HME providers have had to grapple with a RAC, stakeholders offered these pieces of advice:

Tougher times ahead: Impact of rate cuts pile up

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04/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A whopping 65% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they can sustain their businesses for less than a year, if they don’t get reimbursement relief.

In brief: AAHomecare increases pressure, Cardinal expands homecare presence

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04/21/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

‘Double dip’: AAHomecare increases pressure

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04/20/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

In brief: AAH submits comments on bidding, Bowen to lead NEMEP

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04/14/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare reiterated its concerns about the structure of the competitive bidding process, including CMS’s use of median bid prices instead of market clearing prices, in recent comments submitted to the agency.

Board taps Bowen to lead NEMEP

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04/11/2017

ALBANY, New York – Just months after New York and New Jersey decided to combine their state HME associations, they have announced new leadership.

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