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Bid bills likely to get reintroduced in January

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12/19/2014

WASHINGTON – After a disappointing week in which both the House and the Senate went home without passing any HME industry legislation, stakeholders have begun regrouping for 2015.

In brief: Drive makes buy, pharmacists rank high

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12/19/2014

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. –Drive Medical has acquired Youngstown, Ohio-based bed manufacturer Primus Medical.

CMS announces DMEPOS competitive bidding timeline

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12/12/2014

BALTIMORE – Registration for the Round 2 recompete opens Dec. 18, and the bid window opens Jan. 22, 2015, CMS announced yesterday.

In brief: Rumored sale, new CFO

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12/12/2014

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – American HomePatient (AHP) is reportedly considering a sale. The Deal has reported that the provider has retained Jefferies & Co., to explore a sale.

Stakeholders run with new Senate bill

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12/05/2014

WASHINGTON – Drop everything, pick up the phone and ask your senator to sign onto a new Senate companion bill that seeks to improve the competitive bidding program.

That’s the message AAHomecare has for the HME industry.

In brief: New enrollment provisions, new partnership

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12/05/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS has tightened its enrollment guidelines in a final rule issued Dec. 3.

Senate companion bill introduced

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12/04/2014

WASHINGTON – Senators Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., today introduced a bill that seeks to improve Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Medicare outlines new enrollment provisions

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12/03/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS has tightened its enrollment guidelines in a final rule issued today.

Expect more aggressive audits

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12/01/2014

ATLANTA – Medicare has gone from pay-and-chase to not letting the money out, says healthcare attorney Denise Leard.

The result is more—and meaner—audits, she said during a session at Medtrade in October.

Maine: Providers to develop documentation template

Group seeks to streamline process, tackle low payments
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12/01/2014

PORTLAND, Maine – HME providers here are developing a medical documentation template for mobility equipment to help resolve issues with MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program.

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