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Audits will not resume full bore

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07/21/2020

WASHINGTON – When program integrity activities resume on Aug. 3, CMS will not be auditing claims started during the public health emergency, industry stakeholders have learned.

AAH: Letter to delay bid program needs signatures

Reps. Rodgers, Loebsack worry about pandemic’s impact on capacity
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07/20/2020

WASHINGTON – Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, have released a “Dear Colleague” letter urging CMS to delay its competitive bidding program for one year or through the duration of the public health emergency, whichever is longer, AAHomecare reports.

Providers adjust their staffing models

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07/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, HME providers, like many other companies, sent employees home to work. It’s been mostly successful, they say.

Bill Guidetti: ‘These are challenging times, but we are highly engaged’

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07/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – AAHomecare’s new chairman, Bill Guidetti, has a list of priorities, but at the top of the list: putting a stop to competitive bidding while the HME industry continues to operate under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In brief: Woman of the Year, brace fraud, AdaptHealth offering

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07/17/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has begun accepting nominations for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.

Nominations open for HME Woman of the Year

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07/15/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has begun accepting nominations for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.

VGM’s Mike Mallaro on how to get to the other side

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07/10/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – The COVID-19 pandemic has broken the mold for how the HME industry has always done business, but that can create opportunity—if providers are open to it, says VGM CEO Mike Mallaro.

Morin takes wheel at HOMES

‘We want to be the driving force for change’
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07/10/2020

Jason Morin brings more than two decades of working for an HME company to his new role as president and CEO of HOMES—experience that he says gives him a “deep understanding” of the industry’s challenges and how they directly impact providers.

In brief: Medicare audits, Anthem rate cuts, NC win

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07/10/2020

WASHINGTON – Starting Aug. 3, auditors will restart their audit functions, according to a recently published FAQ from CMS.

CMS reinstates audits, prior auths

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07/10/2020

WASHINGTON – Starting Aug. 3, auditors will restart their audit functions, according to a recently published FAQ from CMS.

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