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VGM debuts State Leaders Summit

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02/04/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Government Relations team hosted more than 20 state and regional association leaders at its headquarters here in late January to network and strategize as part of an inaugural State Leaders Summit.

That legal life: MCOs, PE and TPEs

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02/03/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – If you’re sitting at healthcare attorney Jeff Baird’s desk, the issues consuming your billable hours include how to work around managed care plans.

In brief: PromptCare buys Premier, Rehab Medical buys Mobility Specialists

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01/31/2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – The PromptCare Companies has acquired Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Premier Specialty Infusion, further expanding its footprint in the Midwest.

Survey predicts nice bump in POC adoption

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01/29/2020

NEW YORK – Portable oxygen concentrators are expected to increase from 23.9% of the ambulatory oxygen market to 28.2% over the next 12 months, according to the results of a new survey from Needham.

In brief: Centene, WellCare merger finalized; Aeroflow partners with network

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01/24/2020

ST. LOUIS – Centene Corp. has completed its acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, creating what it calls the leading healthcare enterprise focused on government-sponsored healthcare programs.

Centene, WellCare merger finalized

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01/24/2020

ST. LOUIS – Centene Corp. has completed its acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, creating what it calls the leading healthcare enterprise focused on government-sponsored healthcare programs.

Despite challenges, ‘so far, so good’ for lookup service, CMS says

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01/17/2020

WASHINGTON – Getting providers to participate in a pilot Documentation Requirement Lookup Service has been a challenge, CMS officials said during a Special Open Door Forum on Jan. 16.

In brief: AAH says to keep using WOPDs; CareCentrix provides additional details on change

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01/17/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare recommends that providers continue to obtain written orders prior to delivery for HME until CMS publishes a “required list.”

AAH: Keep using WOPDs—for now

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01/14/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare recommends that providers continue to obtain written orders prior to delivery for HME until CMS publishes a “required list.”

'Wiser' CMS executes new order

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01/10/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are cautiously optimistic that CMS’s new standard written order will streamline documentation and reduce denials for HME.

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