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House fast tracks bid bill

If passed, however, it would not apply to Round 2 re-compete
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02/27/2015

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders last week hailed a favorable vote that pushed legislation to reform the competitive bidding program a step closer to passage.

CMS could move soon on face-to-face requirement

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02/27/2015

WASHINGTON – A new bill in the House of Representatives paves the way for CMS to start enforcing the face-to-face requirement.

In brief: Bill seeks to add ‘disposable medical technology’ to DME benefit, CMS holds steady on Medicare Advantage

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02/27/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., introduced a bill on Monday that would increase access to disposable medical technologies for Medicare beneficiaries. Co-sponsored by Rep. George Butterfield, D-N.C., the Patient Access to Disposable Technology Act of 2015, H.R.

Bill seeks to add ‘disposable medical technology’ to DME benefit

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02/26/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., introduced a bill on Monday that would increase access to disposable medical technologies for Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS holds steady on Medicare Advantage

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02/24/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has proposed a very small decrease in payments to Medicare Advantage plans for 2016, the agency announced Feb. 20.

Hawaii: Healthcare associations merge

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02/20/2015

HONOLULU – The Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) joined forces with the Hawaii Long Term Care Association in January to create a single healthcare trade association for the state.

Alabama: Contractor's bad rep precedes it

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02/20/2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Alabama has tapped Connolly to audit Medicaid claims, and industry stakeholders are not happy about it.

Submit a bid in the Round 2 re-compete? ‘Why bother?’

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02/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out the top strategy for many HME providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas isn’t whether or not to bid higher or lower as part of the re-compete, but not to bid at all.

In brief: Rotech gains ‘momentum,’ PPM integrates with Brightree

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02/20/2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare continues rolling up DME companies with four new acquisitions, it announced Feb. 18.

In brief: ResMed acquires Jaysec, study finds access issues

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02/13/2015

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has acquired Jaysec, a provider of Internet-based solutions for HME providers, it was announced Feb. 10. ResMed will now offer Jayec products, including GoJaysec, an automated resupply program that directs patients to a self-serve portal.

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