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Providers to contractors: ‘Get it right’ the first time

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05/16/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers say they’ve had some luck getting Medicare contractors to reopen and overturn denials, but it’s not always easy.

Bid program: Senate letter creates opportunity

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05/16/2014

WASHINGTON – Thirty-one senators, as of press time on Friday, had signed a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asking her not to expand the competitive bidding program until the Office of Inspector General completes an investigation of Round 2.

In brief: Court protects access to incontinence supplies, Quantum Rehab buys Stealth Products

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05/16/2014

PHOENIX – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has voided a cost-saving bid by Arizona’s Medicaid program to deny incontinence briefs to adults who need them.

Federal court protects access to incontinence supplies

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05/15/2014

PHOENIX – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has voided a cost-saving bid by Arizona’s Medicaid program to deny incontinence briefs to adults who need them.

Gov’t cracks down on ‘brazen’ fraud

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05/14/2014

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 90 individuals with $260 million in false billings, according to a May 13 release from the Department of Justice. 

AAHomecare closes in on key issues

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – Expect a trio of HME-related bills to drop in the next few weeks as, slowly but surely, industry stakeholders make headway in their efforts to improve the competitive bidding program and the audit system.

In brief: AAH to build audit tracker, BioScrip reports increase

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to build a system to track the Medicare audits that are devastating HME providers, the association announced during its Washington Legislative Conference last week.

AAH seeks ‘more complete picture of audit activity’

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to build a system to track the Medicare audits that are devastating HME providers, the association announced during its Washington Legislative Conference this week.

Associations land champion for audit bill

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05/07/2014

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., plans to sponsor legislation to fix Medicare’s broken audit system, AAHomecare and the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) announced today.

What age group has lowest rate of growth in personal health care spending?

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05/06/2014

WASHINGTON – Average annual growth in per capita personal healthcare spending for the elderly was 4.1% from 2002 to 2010, the lowest among any other age groups studied, according to a report by the CMS Office of the Actuary relea

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