WASHINGTON – CMS is seeking to require providers to obtain bid surety bonds, according to a proposed rule.
WASHINGTON – With efforts to delay a second round of Medicare cuts stalled, the HME industry finds itself between a rock and a hard place, stakeholders say.
YARMOUTH, Maine – If a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts goes into effect as planned, a number of HME providers plan to stop taking assignment on certain products.
YARMOUTH, Maine – Fifty-five percent of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they plan to reduce hours for certain employees so they don’t trigger an upcoming overtime rule.
WASHINGTON – A $900-million takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on June 22, the largest in history, included schemes involving durable medical equipment.
WASHINGTON – CMS late this afternoon released new pricing for non-competitive bidding areas as of July 1, and in one fell swoop handed down cuts of anywhere from 10% for insulin pumps to 80% for TENS units compared to pricing in 2015.
WASHINGTON – The Senate has passed a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.
WASHINGTON – Friday afternoon was a nail-biter for the HME industry as a bill that would delay a second phase of Medicare reimbursement cuts moved through the “hotline” process in the Senate.
WATERLOO, Iowa – Igniting ideas and cultivating connections was the ever-positive theme at last week’s Heartland Conference, now in its 15th year.
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