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Audits start to pile up

Dressings, orthotics, urological supplies, CGMs all under review
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09/15/2020

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

Oxygen bill ‘ready and waiting’

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives is now on the hunt for a vehicle for H.R. 8158, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy.

In brief: COVID vaccine, Hub’s and Sears, MedCare’s new digs

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

UPDATED: House committee approves new oxygen-related bill

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09/08/2020

WASHINGTON – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved new legislation that seeks to address unsustainable oxygen reimbursement for stationary oxygen products, including oxygen concentrators, furnished in rural areas.

Bid relief: Everything is on the table, stakeholders say

From getting Senate sign-on letter to finding vehicles for H.R. 2771
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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent the August recess following up with committees of jurisdiction in Congress as part of their continued efforts to pause Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Depending on the contractor, audits are very much up and running

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09/04/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Audits have started to pop up in a number of places, including more recently, from the SMRC, says Andrea Stark.

Advocacy: Mind the GAPs

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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – A revamped Grassroots Accountability Project led by AAHomecare and VGM now has volunteers in place covering legislative offices in 31 states, but it needs more.

In brief: HME Woman of the Year, vent contracts, OIG on NCB

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09/04/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year. 

CMS mostly followed bid rules, says OIG

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09/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS consistently followed established procedures and applicable requirements for its competitive bidding program for the majority of winning suppliers, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Finalists named for HME Woman of the Year

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09/02/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.

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