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In brief: Lincare settles, DME MAC highlights top errors

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05/18/2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare will pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by employees whose information may have been exposed in a “phishing attack.”

Enteral nutrition, surgical dressings top error list

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05/15/2018

WASHINGTON – Enteral nutrition had the highest error rate (87%) from Targeted Probe and Educate audits in Jurisdiction D.

CMS rule falls far short of bid relief

‘We have to go back to Congress and tell them, you have to fix it’
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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The long-anticipated interim final rule landed with a thud last week, when it became apparent that it offered little in the way of bid relief, say industry stakeholders.

AAH pushes e-prescribing

‘It’s time for paper to go,’ says Kim Brummett
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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s goal for a new project evaluating e-prescribing platforms isn’t to provide a Good Housekeeping seal of approval, per se, but to raise the level of awareness and comfort surrounding the technology, says Kim Brummett.

SMRC: Noridian is in, StrategicHealthSolutions is out

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05/11/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has taken over yet another CMS contract.

In brief: MACs ease denial process, Philips buys NightBalance

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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs are adding modifiers that will allow HME providers to provide additional information related to the coverage and/or liability when the policy criteria are not met for oxygen patients.

MACs ease denial process for oxygen claims

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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs are adding modifiers that will allow HME providers to provide additional information related to the coverage and/or liability when the policy criteria are not met for oxygen patients.

CMS provides limited bid relief

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will publish an interim final rule in the Federal Register on May 11 that resumes reimbursement rates for DME included in the competitive bidding program to the 50/50 blended rates from June 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018, in rural areas.

Status changes for bid-related IFR

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – The status of an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program was changed to “concluded” on May 8.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders target ESRD rule, as pressure mounts

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say an upcoming rule could be a potential vehicle for changes to Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

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