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Payer relations: Cures Act, state toolkit on agenda for 2019

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – The past year has been a busy one for AAHomecare’s Laura Williard: She met with 28 states about Medicaid rates. 2019 is shaping up to be just as busy, she says.

In brief: CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments, study finds oxygen patients worse off

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.

CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.

OIG to CMS: Collect Medicaid overpayments

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12/12/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS did not collect $1.6 billion in Medicaid overpayments in 77 current period audits and $188.6 million in seven prior period audits, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Oxygen patients are worse off, report finds

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12/11/2018

NEW YORK – A new report published in the December Annals of the American Thoracic Society highlights the problems many patients with lung disease experience in getting and using supplemental oxygen.

Devil in the details: The reshaping of the next round of bidding

Up for discussion: product categories, supplier capacity, bona fide bids
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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – As HME industry stakeholders work with CMS officials to shape future rounds of competitive bidding, they’re focusing, first, on helping the agency re-arrange the program’s product categories.

Q&A: Dan Meuser, the listener

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – Dan Meuser, a familiar name in HME circles, won his bid to represent Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district in November, the next step in his commitment to “improving people’s lives,” he says.

Hot week in M&A: ResMed, Pride, Solara

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12/07/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Propeller Health, a company that provides connected health solutions for people living with COPD and asthma, for $225 million.

In brief: OIG says Medicare overpaid suppliers, VGM rebrands wound care division

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers $34 million for DME and supplies that were provided during inpatient stays, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG: Medicare overpaid suppliers during inpatient stays

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12/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers $34 million for DME and supplies that was provided during inpatient stays, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

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