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Iowa: MAMES considers licensure requirement

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01/23/2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) has created a task force to develop state licensure language for Iowa to protect local businesses and Medicare beneficiaries.

In brief: Rotech, Aerocare strike again

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01/23/2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech has made its second acquisition in as many months: the respiratory equipment assets of a company in Natchitoches, La. The name of the company was not disclosed.

Bid bills need to move fast

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01/16/2015

WASHINGTON – With the bid window for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding set to open this week, industry stakeholders are eyeing their options to fast track a pair of bills to reform the bidding program.

Stakeholders challenge OIG

‘We hope they will actually look at what is actually happening to utilization’
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01/16/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says it will use Medicare claims data to review the impact of competitive bidding on beneficiary access to DME, but industry stakeholders don’t want the agency to stop there.

NewsPoll: Providers receive some far-out denials

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01/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Imagine having a claim denied because Medicare doesn’t like the handwriting on the prescription.

In brief: RAC program delayed, Tavenner steps down

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01/16/2015

WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery has filed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest against CMS. The protest, filed Jan.

New DME RAC program on hold

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01/15/2015

WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery has filed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest against CMS.

Have questions? PFQC will get them answered

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01/14/2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (PFQC), an advocacy group and division of The VGM Group, has launched a Q&A series to address questions about home care and HME.

M&A activity: Midwest Respiratory and Prism Medical

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01/13/2015

OMAHA, Neb. – Midwest Respiratory & Rehab has acquired Community HME, a diversified HME provider with locations in Baraboo and Richland Center, Wis.

Bid legislation: ‘Cooperative effort, not roadblocks’

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01/09/2015

WASHINGTON – Legislation to reform the competitive bidding program is expected to be reintroduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate early this week, say industry stakeholders.

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