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In brief: CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters, DeRoyal receives patent

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08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training” like physicians.

Bid lawsuit just got bigger

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08/22/2014

WASHINGTON – There are now 10 lawsuits representing 17 HME providers suing the federal government for breach of contract as part of the original Round 1 of competitive bidding, says Jerry Stouck, a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, the law firm representing Cardiosom.

In brief: Fingerprint checks under way, HME companies make Inc. list

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08/22/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS began requiring fingerprint-based background checks for certain providers on Aug. 6, according to an MLN Matters article.

Virginia: Medicaid matches competitive bidding prices

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08/22/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The other shoe has dropped in Virginia: The state’s Medicaid program on July 1 adopted competitive bidding rates for products that have been included in the program.

Legislative update: Industry hits the road

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – It’s game time for the industry’s efforts to reform the audit and competitive bidding programs, industry stakeholders say.

In brief: GAO weighs in on audits, Liberator’s investments pay off

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on CMS to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its post-payment review efforts by providing contractors with additional guidance and oversight.

Audits: GAO weighs in on duplicative reviews

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on CMS to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its post-payment review efforts by providing contractors with additional guidance and more oversight.

RACs are back

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08/08/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that the recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews, but industry stakeholders don’t expect any curveballs.

Contractors issue clarifying guidance on deliveries

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08/08/2014

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs have issued clarifying guidance on written order prior to delivery (WOPD) document corrections and proof of delivery (POD) requirements.

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