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Industry presses for details on bundling

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11/26/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are seeking answers to a laundry list of questions regarding CMS’s “incredibly vague” plan to bundle payments for standard power wheelchairs and CPAP.

Social media 'ultimate grassroots tool'

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11/26/2014

WASHINGTON – NCART recently asked CRT stakeholders to tweet to key Congressional offices in an effort to pass its two bills. 

In brief: OIG report, accessory code

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11/26/2014

Three types of diabetes test strips account for 58% of the Medicare mail-order market share, according to a study released Nov. 25 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

NewsPoll: Beneficiaries experiencing access issues

‘How is this acceptable?’
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11/21/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly two years after the implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, and with the Round 1 recompete well under way, a whopping 95% of HME providers report they are still seeing beneficiary access issues.

In brief: NCART gets social, NSM gets bigger

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11/21/2014

WASHINGTON – NCART has asked CRT stakeholders to take to Twitter in an effort to reach key Congressional offices to push—and pass—its two bills to carve out a separate benefit for complex rehab, by the end of the year.

Medtrade Spring features new format

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11/19/2014

LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring is mixing it up this year.

Mixon to step down

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11/18/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Mal Mixon is retiring.

The founder of Invacare will step down as executive chairman of the Board of Directors Dec. 21.

Appeals backlog soars, solutions don’t appear imminent

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11/14/2014

WASHINGTON – Less than a year after a massive appeals backlog at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level first came to light, that backlog has nearly tripled.

Stakeholders: ‘Our issues are bipartisan’

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11/14/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – When the balance of power shifts in the 114th Congress, HME leaders say the industry will be OK.

In brief: Industry groups tout homecare, CMS rethinks SGD policy

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11/14/2014

WASHINGTON – People for Quality Care (PFQC) and Save My Medical Supplies (SMMS) have partnered to spread the word about the positive impact of home medical equipment.

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