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Trump tariffs: Several DME product categories dropped

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06/21/2018

WASHINGTON – Efforts by AAHomecare and its manufacturer members to exempt several product categories from a 25% tariff on imported materials and products from China have partially paid off.

MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program

Commission says CMS has authority to include more products, like vents, in program
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06/18/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

Newspoll: Providers reconsidering credit card policy

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06/15/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Fewer than half (36%) of providers say they keep a credit card on file for customers but that may be changing, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: CMS to allow use of IFR rates, ActivStyle boosts biz

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06/15/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has agreed that states can process claims using the higher fee schedule amounts for claims in rural areas from June 1-Dec. 16, 2018, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Florida Medicaid: FAHCS lawyers up

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06/08/2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Fearing another Univita debacle, the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services has retained legal counsel to ensure that the state’s Medicaid managed care contracts are aboveboard.

In brief: AAH reports drop in suppliers, Trustees report shaky finances

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

AAH reports drop in suppliers

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

GAO: MCOs need more oversight

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06/07/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS should take steps to mitigate program risks in managed care, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Medicare’s finances get shakier

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06/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Part of the Medicare Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than expected, according to a new report from the Medicare Board of Trustees.

What’s the score? Industry needs to stay focused

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – A huge variance in cost estimates for a proposal to expand the competitive bidding process to all areas of the country may be eye-catching, but industry stakeholders remain focused on the big picture.

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