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Provider Gary Sheehan named Homecare Champion

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10/12/2017

ATLANTA – HME Provider Gary Sheehan has been named the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced this week.

Access survey slams bid program

‘This report empirically validates the problems we have been experiencing with the competitive bidding program for the past several years’
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10/11/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME, according to a final report from Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.

Stakeholders take stock in wake of Price’s resignation

‘While it does slow down our momentum, it will not stop us’
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10/06/2017

WASHINGTON – Tom Price’s resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t have an impact on a pending interim final rule, industry stakeholders say. What’s lesser known: Whether it will have an impact on a final fix for the competitive bidding program.

Legal landscape: M&A, managed care top hot spots

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10/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – With increased complexity in the HME industry, comes increased legal ground to cover, say healthcare attorneys, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and managed care.

In brief: OIG tells CMS to collect more overpayments, VGM announces Woman of the Year finalists

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10/06/2017

WASHINGTON – The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG: Enhancements needed to collect overpayments

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10/05/2017

WASHINGTON – The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

HME Woman of the Year finalists announced

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10/04/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has announced the four finalists for its second annual HME Woman of the Year award.

AAH, VGM respond to Price’s resignation

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10/03/2017

WASHINGTON – While the HME industry has lost a strong advocate in former HHS Secretary Tom Price, AAHomecare and VGM say they won’t be deterred in their fight to reform the competitive bidding program and address other issues.

Tom Price is out at HHS

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09/29/2017

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, a long-time champion of the HME industry, will resign effective 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29.

Urgency peaks for bid relief

In play: interim final rule, access survey, legislation
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09/29/2017

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter that quickly collected 104 signatures last week buoyed spirits, but there’s still no clear indication of when the industry will see the release of an interim final rule related to the competitive bidding program.

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