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Risky business: Heartland attendees highlight education, networking

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06/16/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – On the battlefield that is Medicare, HME providers can either retreat or fight back—either way there is risk, keynote Kevin Lacz told Heartland Conference attendees Tuesday morning.

Poll respondents back shorter Medtrade

‘In these decreased reimbursement days, we try to save money any way we can,’ says one respondent
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06/16/2017

ATLANTA – The decision by show organizers to shorten Medtrade from four to three days is spot on, say the large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list, CMS details healthcare spend by state

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06/16/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

CMS details healthcare spending by state

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06/15/2017

WASHINGTON – While most states experienced faster growth in healthcare spending in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and Health Insurance Exchange enrollment, per capita spending in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states grew at similar rates, according to a CMS analysi

OIG finds savings increase from Senior Medicare Patrols

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06/14/2017

WASHINGTON – Senior Medicare Patrol projects achieved $163,904 in cost avoidance on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid in 2016, up from $21,533 in 2015, according to a study from the Office of Inspector General.

Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list of co-signers for bid relief letter

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Caught on tape: Criticism of bid program mixed in with criticism of Obamacare

Also, Secretary Price finally goes on record about access issues
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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – When HHS Secretary Tom Price took to Twitter last week to post several videos of small business owners speaking on the negative impact of Obamacare, one in particular caught the eye of social media-savvy HME providers.

In brief: Industry issues last call to action, OIG finds no access issues

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent Friday pushing to get as many signatures as possible on a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

OIG: Bid program did not impede access

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Most Medicare beneficiaries continued to have access to CPAP/RAD devices after Round 2 of the competitive bidding program began, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Industry issues last call to action for sign-on letter

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06/08/2017

WASHINGTON – Eighty-four members of Congress and counting have signed a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

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