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Stakeholders prepare for bid-relief bill to drop

They’re sharing draft language, circulating position papers
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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the task of shoring up support in anticipation of a bill that would provide some relief from the competitive bid program.

HME: Not so hip on HIPAA?

‘The No. 1 focus of audits is the security and risk assessment, which is woefully missing in this industry’
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10/13/2017

ATLANTA – Industry consultants report a number of HIPAA-related audits making the rounds in the HME industry and the best they can tell, providers, for the most part, are not prepared for them.

In brief: Access survey slams bid program, CMS withdraws O&P rule

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME,

Provider Gary Sheehan named Homecare Champion

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10/12/2017

ATLANTA – HME Provider Gary Sheehan has been named the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced this week.

Access survey slams bid program

‘This report empirically validates the problems we have been experiencing with the competitive bidding program for the past several years’
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10/11/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME, according to a final report from Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.

Stakeholders take stock in wake of Price’s resignation

‘While it does slow down our momentum, it will not stop us’
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10/06/2017

WASHINGTON – Tom Price’s resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t have an impact on a pending interim final rule, industry stakeholders say. What’s lesser known: Whether it will have an impact on a final fix for the competitive bidding program.

Legal landscape: M&A, managed care top hot spots

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10/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – With increased complexity in the HME industry, comes increased legal ground to cover, say healthcare attorneys, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and managed care.

In brief: OIG tells CMS to collect more overpayments, VGM announces Woman of the Year finalists

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10/06/2017

WASHINGTON – The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG: Enhancements needed to collect overpayments

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10/05/2017

WASHINGTON – The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

HME Woman of the Year finalists announced

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10/04/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has announced the four finalists for its second annual HME Woman of the Year award.

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