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Tricare will make payment adjustments

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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Tricare, the healthcare program for uniformed services members and their families, will also adjust payments from June through December 2016 per a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, according to AAHomecare.

In brief: Senate letter approaches deadline, Brightree beefs up resupply management solution

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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have until Tuesday, July 11, to collect signatures for a letter from Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to use his regulatory authority to provide relief from competitive bidding in rural areas.

Cures adjustments require planning

‘This is not a Publishers Clearing House prize, where they show up at the door and give you a cardboard check’
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06/30/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Sure, getting the money they’re owed will be great, but are HME providers ready to process adjusted claims?

In brief: Senators circulate letter, Liberty looks to sell

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06/30/2017

WASHINGTON – A letter urging HHS Secretary Tom Price to use regulatory authority to provide bid relief in non-bid areas is now circulating in the United States Senate.

Senators circulate sign-on letter

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06/29/2017

WASHINGTON – A letter urging HHS Secretary Tom Price to use regulatory authority to provide bid relief in non-bid areas is now circulating in the United States Senate.

Cures adjustments: Stakeholders secure remark code, await payments

CMS, DME MACs must be up and running in July
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06/23/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME stakeholders are cheering a hard-fought win for a remark code that will allow providers to identify when claims have been adjusted due to a retroactive delay to reimbursement cuts in non-competitive bidding areas.

In brief: Sleep providers report volume increases, Essity lists on Nasdaq

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06/23/2017

NEW YORK – Sleep patient volume grew 4.4% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 5.1% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the second quarter 2017 HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey conducted by Needham and HME News.

Moneyline: TwelveStone draws $3.5M in funding, ARI sells to PE firm for $140M

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06/21/2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – TwelveStone Health Partners, a provider of pharmacy, infusion and enteral, respiratory and DME services, has secured $3.35 million in funding from Nashville, Tenn.-based private-equity firm Claritas Capital.

Sleep providers report volume increases, price declines

ResMed, Philips flow generators are neck and neck
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06/20/2017

NEW YORK – Sleep patient volume grew 4.4% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 5.1% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the second quarter 2017 HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey conducted by Needham and HME News.

Legislative update: One letter down, one more to go

‘(These letters) give HHS Secretary Price a club to hit career staffers with’
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06/16/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Fresh on the heels of a successful letter in the House of Representatives seeking competitive bidding relief, industry stakeholders say they now have their sights on a Senate version.

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