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VGM offers playbooks

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02/04/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has made available a 26-page playbook with ideas and strategies to grow and adapt in this new age of HME.

Stakeholders seek rate freeze, delay

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – With only the first of two planned cuts in effect, industry stakeholders say a freeze of current rates in regional and rural areas is their best bet.

Coming soon to all Medicaid: face-to-face rule

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has put physicians and HME providers on alert that they must soon comply with a face-to-face rule for Medicaid recipients.

Here come the ‘Super MACs’

‘No transition is pretty’
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01/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry stakeholders are weighing the recent shake up in the DME MACs.

For the first time ever, there will be two contractors handling claims processing for all four jurisdictions: CGS Administrators and Noridian Healthcare Solutions.

In brief: ConvaTec shrinks manufacturing, Apria shifts order management

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01/29/2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – ConvaTec, a manufacturer of wound care and ostomy products, will begin closing its manufacturing facility here, resulting in 250 layoffs, according to news reports. It expects to complete the closure during the first quarter of 2017.

Face-to-face rule moves to Medicaid

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS this week published final regulations for implementing a face-to-face rule for Medicaid.

Stakeholders push for payment freeze

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01/28/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are shifting gears in their fight against Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Senator presses CMS on bidding

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01/27/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry champion Sen. John Thune recently asked CMS officials if six months is long enough to monitor the impact of rolling out competitive bid pricing nationwide.

Tennessee: ATHOMES names new exec

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01/22/2016

Beth Bowen got her start composing newsletters for the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services in 1991.

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