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CMS proposes bid surety bonds

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06/28/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS is seeking to require providers to obtain bid surety bonds, according to a proposed rule.

Bid delay efforts run out of gas

Discussions will resume after July 4th recess
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06/24/2016

WASHINGTON – With efforts to delay a second round of Medicare cuts stalled, the HME industry finds itself between a rock and a hard place, stakeholders say.

Providers running out of ways to make biz work

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06/24/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – If a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts goes into effect as planned, a number of HME providers plan to stop taking assignment on certain products.

Overtime rule may hit some employees hard

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06/24/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Fifty-five percent of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they plan to reduce hours for certain employees so they don’t trigger an upcoming overtime rule.

In brief: Gov’t charges 301, Playmaker CRM and Emerge partner

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06/24/2016

WASHINGTON – A $900-million takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on June 22, the largest in history, included schemes involving durable medical equipment.

CMS delivers another blow with new pricing

July 1 pricing factors in Round 2 re-compete pricing, making cuts even steeper
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06/23/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS late this afternoon released new pricing for non-competitive bidding areas as of July 1, and in one fell swoop handed down cuts of anywhere from 10% for insulin pumps to 80% for TENS units compared to pricing in 2015.

Bid delay bill passes in Senate

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06/23/2016

WASHINGTON – The Senate has passed a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.

Gov’t charges 301 with $900M in false billing

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06/23/2016

WASHINGTON – A $900-million takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on June 22, the largest in history, included schemes involving durable medical equipment.

Industry pulls out all stops to push bill

Second phase of cuts hits non-bid areas on July 1
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06/17/2016

WASHINGTON – Friday afternoon was a nail-biter for the HME industry as a bill that would delay a second phase of Medicare reimbursement cuts moved through the “hotline” process in the Senate.

Heartland ushers in new era, providers in tow

‘After three days…(attendees) said they felt optimistic’
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06/17/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – Igniting ideas and cultivating connections was the ever-positive theme at last week’s Heartland Conference, now in its 15th year.

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