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New court decision on recoupments

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue has been watching closely as numerous courts go back and forth on whether or not CMS should be stopped from recouping overpayments until after the ALJ level, but she thinks a recent court’s decision is “really serious.”

Providers put on their learning caps

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – One-quarter of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re most interested in learning about retail and cash sales at the upcoming Medtrade Spring conference and expo.

In brief: NHIA sues over transitional payment, Great Elm’s DME biz exceeds expectations

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its transitional payment for home infusion therapy services.

Busy week for HOMES

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02/13/2019

BOSTON – Competitive bidding, reimbursement and audits were among the topics discussed at a Feb. 12 meeting between HOMES and HHS and CMS officials.

The 90-minute meeting was the result of an invitation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Documentation update: Stakeholders push templates, e-prescribing

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02/08/2019

WASHINGTON – What’s to come of all of those draft clinical templates that CMS released in 2018?

There seemed to be a flurry of them last year, but the agency’s efforts in this area go back years, including a template for prostheses in 2013.

AAH’s Retail Work Group: ‘Sky’s the limit’

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02/08/2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – AAHomecare’s Retail Work Group has diversified significantly since it first launched to help mobility providers add cash sales to their businesses.

In brief: Rehab Medical adds orthotics, AAH ramps up support for CRT

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02/08/2019

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical has acquired OMS Rehab, a Kansas City, Mo.-based provider of orthotic devices and advanced rehabilitation equipment to long-term care facilities.

Moneyline: Rehab Medical, Air Liquide

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02/05/2019

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical, a provider of complex rehab services has merged with Cork Medical, a manufacturer of devices ankd support surfaces used in the treatment of wounds.

In brief: CMS launches ‘What’s Covered’ app, RAC targets pneumatic compression

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02/01/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has launched a new app that allows beneficiaries to see whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.

CMS launches ‘What’s Covered’ app

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01/29/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has launched a new app that allows beneficiaries to see whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.

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