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Cures adjustments: Stakeholders secure remark code, await payments

CMS, DME MACs must be up and running in July
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06/23/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME stakeholders are cheering a hard-fought win for a remark code that will allow providers to identify when claims have been adjusted due to a retroactive delay to reimbursement cuts in non-competitive bidding areas.

In brief: Sleep providers report volume increases, Essity lists on Nasdaq

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06/23/2017

NEW YORK – Sleep patient volume grew 4.4% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 5.1% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the second quarter 2017 HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey conducted by Needham and HME News.

Moneyline: TwelveStone draws $3.5M in funding, ARI sells to PE firm for $140M

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06/21/2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – TwelveStone Health Partners, a provider of pharmacy, infusion and enteral, respiratory and DME services, has secured $3.35 million in funding from Nashville, Tenn.-based private-equity firm Claritas Capital.

Sleep providers report volume increases, price declines

ResMed, Philips flow generators are neck and neck
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06/20/2017

NEW YORK – Sleep patient volume grew 4.4% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 5.1% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the second quarter 2017 HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey conducted by Needham and HME News.

Legislative update: One letter down, one more to go

‘(These letters) give HHS Secretary Price a club to hit career staffers with’
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06/16/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Fresh on the heels of a successful letter in the House of Representatives seeking competitive bidding relief, industry stakeholders say they now have their sights on a Senate version.

Risky business: Heartland attendees highlight education, networking

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06/16/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – On the battlefield that is Medicare, HME providers can either retreat or fight back—either way there is risk, keynote Kevin Lacz told Heartland Conference attendees Tuesday morning.

Poll respondents back shorter Medtrade

‘In these decreased reimbursement days, we try to save money any way we can,’ says one respondent
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06/16/2017

ATLANTA – The decision by show organizers to shorten Medtrade from four to three days is spot on, say the large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list, CMS details healthcare spend by state

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06/16/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

CMS details healthcare spending by state

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06/15/2017

WASHINGTON – While most states experienced faster growth in healthcare spending in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and Health Insurance Exchange enrollment, per capita spending in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states grew at similar rates, according to a CMS analysi

OIG finds savings increase from Senior Medicare Patrols

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06/14/2017

WASHINGTON – Senior Medicare Patrol projects achieved $163,904 in cost avoidance on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid in 2016, up from $21,533 in 2015, according to a study from the Office of Inspector General.

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