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Providers stay grounded in retail

See and feel matters, say majority of respondents to HME Newspoll
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01/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – The larger trends in retail may point to the cloud, but for HME providers, it’s still all about bricks and mortar, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Stakeholders home in on Medicaid strategy

‘The states are going to get less money and the big question now is, how are they going to deal with that?’
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01/20/2017

WASHINTON – A directive from Congress to tie Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare reimbursement will be a tough pill to swallow for not only HME providers but also states, industry stakeholders say.

In brief: CMS greenlights CGMs for coverage, Bain Capital makes bolt-on acquisition in pediatric market

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01/20/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS classified “therapeutic” continuous glucose monitoring systems as durable medical equipment in a Jan. 12 ruling.

Gov’t sums up healthcare fraud and abuse control

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01/20/2017

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice have released their “Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016.”

In brief: Mum’s still the word at CMS, Drive makes buy

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01/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders were still waiting for word from CMS at press time on Friday on how the agency plans to retroactively delay a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-competitive bidding areas.

Work group expands focus on Medicaid issues

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01/12/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s State Leaders Council has formed a work group to explore ways to address competitive bid pricing for Medicaid.

Obamacare enrollments outpace last year

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01/11/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 11.5 million people nationwide were signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage as of Dec. 24, 2016, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services.

AAH resolves to increase participation in HME Audit Key

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01/06/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is taking steps to make participation in its HME Audit Key survey easier in 2017.

CMS updates draft e-template for oxygen

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01/06/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS held a Special Open Door Forum on Jan. 5 to discuss the third draft of its electronic clinical template for home oxygen therapy.

In brief: Judge keeps HHS in hot seat, Senate eyes Price hearings

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01/06/2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stands firm that the Department of Health and Human Services must implement procedures to curtail a massive appeals backlog in a timely fashion.

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