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SMRC warns of audit risk—for ordering practitioners

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01/07/2020

ATLANTA – The SMRC is holding ordering practitioners accountable and acknowledging that provider payments for DMEPOS are reliant on their documentation, the van Halem Group reports.

Managed Care, N.C.: Providers use break to address concerns

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01/06/2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – HME providers here got a reprieve in November when North Carolina suspended its transition to Medicaid managed care after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a $502 million bill to fund it.

Data-driven decisions

‘I want to go fishing where the fish are’
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01/06/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM in November launched Market Data 2.0, a new tool for tapping into its claims database that Ryan Ball says “brings data to life.” 

Clock ticks on bid relief

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01/03/2020

WASHINGTON – As the second session of Congress gets underway this week, stakeholders say it’s time to amplify their efforts seeking relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Providers tighten their belts

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01/03/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – With margins so thin, it’s no surprise that a majority of respondents (20%) to a recent HME Newspoll say their top priority for 2020 is reducing expenses.

In brief: Acquisition joins two ‘strong providers,’ Tricare to cover CPAP

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01/03/2020

GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Company has purchased the assets of Somerset Med Services.

The 25-year-old Somerset Med Services is a provider of home medical equipment and respiratory therapy services based in Somerset, Pa.

In brief: Rotech strengthens vent biz, Advanced sells home infusion biz

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12/20/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has acquired the respiratory assets of Good Night Medical.

What awaits in the aftermath of self-audits?

Stakeholders say they could be ‘standard’ going forward
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12/13/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry stakeholders are watching to see how the Office of Inspector General and CMS respond to provider self-audits on CPAP supplies.

In brief: CMS releases 2020 fee schedule, UnitedHealth Group buys specialty pharmacy

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12/13/2019

WASHINGTON – The 2020 Medicare fee schedule grants 1.6% to 2.4% CPI-U increases in several categories, AAHomecare reports.

CMS releases 2020 fee schedule

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12/12/2019

WASHINGTON – The 2020 Medicare fee schedule grants 1.6% to 2.4% CPI-U increases in several categories, AAHomecare reports.

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