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AAHomecare tries to make it personal

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07/27/2015

WASHINGTON – A businessman at heart, it doesn’t sit well with Tom Ryan that AAHomecare’s membership numbers have been flat for the past three years.

Appeals backlog forces providers to reassess biz practices

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07/24/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Forty-three percent of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say they’re filing fewer appeals due to the massive backlog at the ALJ level.

In brief: ‘Unreasonable’ audits crippling providers, SGD bill passes

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07/24/2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The impact of audits and competitive bidding on rural providers was on the agenda at a roundtable held by the Small Business Administration last week.

‘Unreasonable’ audits crippling providers, SBA told

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07/22/2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The impact of audits and competitive bidding on rural providers was on the agenda at a roundtable held by the Small Business Administration yesterday.

Bid legislation to provide breathing room

‘It’s not as dramatic a cut so quickly,’ Bachenheimer says
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07/17/2015

WASHINGTON – With legislation to modify the national rollout of competitive bidding in the works, industry stakeholders are setting the stage for a full court press. 

In brief: Judge favors Lincare in whistleblower lawsuit, neb-med payments are up and down

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07/17/2015

MIAMI – A federal judge has ruled that two former Lincare employees failed to prove the provider violated Medicare telemarketing rules.

AAH expects new bid legislation

Association launches campaign to ‘stop the cuts’
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07/16/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is finalizing legislative language to soften the blow of the national roll out of competitive bidding slated for Jan. 1, according to AAHomecare.

Cures Act has wins, losses for HME industry

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
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07/10/2015

WASHINGTON – A bright spot in the high-profile 21st Century Cures Act that the House of Representatives passed on Friday: a provision that would extend CMS’s PMD demo.

In brief: Obama nominates CMS chief, Circadiance and Rotech make buys

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07/10/2015

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama last week nominated Andrew Slavitt as CMS administrator, according to news reports.

Slavitt has been acting administrator for CMS since Marilyn Tavenner stepped down in February.

Obama makes his pick for CMS administrator

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07/10/2015

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Andrew Slavitt as CMS administrator, according to news reports.

Slavitt has been acting administrator for CMS since Marilyn Tavenner stepped down in February.

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