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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

CMS gets contractors to relent on technical errors

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05/02/2014

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are seeing their first real sign of relief in the fight against audits.

In brief: CMS sets ICD-10 start date, AAH adds videos to campaign toolbox

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05/02/2014

WASHINGTON – In an April 30 proposed rule that sets hospital and long-term care inpatient payment rates and rules for 2015, CMS acknowledged it plans to implement ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015.

ICD-10 set for Oct. 1, 2015

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05/02/2014

WASHINGTON – A new clock has started ticking on ICD-10.

In an April 30 proposed rule that sets hospital and long-term care inpatient payment rates and rules for 2015, CMS acknowledged that it now plans to implement the new coding system on Oct. 1, 2015.

AAHomecare adds videos to campaign toolbox

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04/30/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has made available for sharing three videos through its Save My Medical Supplies campaign.

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