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Reporter’s notebook: Lieber’s list

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04/23/2018

Because the response to a recent HME Newspoll was so paltry (See “Goal for 2018: ‘Make money, not lose it,’ March 2018), I called Miriam Lieber to find out what providers could be doing differently with their businesses this year.
Willing to take risks

CMS adds templates for RADs, PAPs and vents

Of the three, RADs top the improper payment rate at 63%
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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS unveiled the first drafts of clinical templates for respiratory-related items at a Special Open Door Forum April 19.

Stakeholders fear QIC switch

‘It could exacerbate the situation at the ALJ, which is already untenable’
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04/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Stakeholders are not happy that C2C Innovative Solutions appears to be losing its gig as the Qualified Independent Contractor for HME.

In brief: Mulvaney comments on IFR, AAH plans response to tariffs

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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said last week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

Mulvaney on IFR: We hear you

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04/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said this week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

CMS revisits templates

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04/17/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will once again hold a Special Open Door Forum on templates and clinical data elements for respiratory related items this Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.

Poll respondents have high hopes for e-technology

Despite increase in interest, stumbling blocks remain
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04/13/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Electronic ordering and documentation have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, and it’s about time, say the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: AAHomecare meets with Hargan, Inogen reports data security incident

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04/13/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare execs met with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan on April 11 to discuss competitive bidding relief and other industry priorities.

In brief: AAH ‘embraces’ e-prescribing, Medicare Advantage gets 3.4% increase

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04/06/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Executive Committee will examine e-prescribing platforms to recommend the best solution for its provider members.

AAH on e-prescribing: ‘It’s time to fully embrace it’

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04/05/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Executive Committee will examine e-prescribing platforms to recommend the best solution for its provider members.

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