Subscribe to General News

General News

In brief: POCs on the rise, therapeutic shoe bill introduced

 - 
06/29/2018

BOSTON – HME providers will continue to increase adoption of portable oxygen concentrators, to the tune of about 30% over the next 12 months, according to a 2Q 2018 survey on oxygen and sleep trends from Needham & Co.

Stakeholders push for comments on bid-related IFR

‘CMS refers to comments all the time,’ says VGM’s Gallagher
 - 
06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – With only two weeks left until a July 9 deadline, a paltry 56 comments have been submitted in response to a competitive bidding-related interim final rule.

Court agrees broken appeals systems is unfair

 - 
06/22/2018

DALLAS – A U.S. District Court’s recent opinion prohibiting CMS from recouping alleged overpayments from a provider going through the appeals process until after the administrative law judge level sends a strong message, industry stakeholders say.

Heard at Heartland: Engage your employees, leverage growing demand

 - 
06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – Whether it’s medical supplies or a hot dog stand, if you want to build a world-class company, your employees need to provide exemplary service, said keynote speaker John DiJulius at the Heartland Conference last week.

In brief: MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program, several DME product categories dropped from Trump tariffs

 - 
06/22/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

Will HHS make changes to the Stark Law?

 - 
06/21/2018

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for feedback on the physician self-referral law, known as the Stark Law.

Trump tariffs: Several DME product categories dropped

 - 
06/21/2018

WASHINGTON – Efforts by AAHomecare and its manufacturer members to exempt several product categories from a 25% tariff on imported materials and products from China have partially paid off.

MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program

Commission says CMS has authority to include more products, like vents, in program
 - 
06/18/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

Newspoll: Providers reconsidering credit card policy

 - 
06/15/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Fewer than half (36%) of providers say they keep a credit card on file for customers but that may be changing, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: CMS to allow use of IFR rates, ActivStyle boosts biz

 - 
06/15/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has agreed that states can process claims using the higher fee schedule amounts for claims in rural areas from June 1-Dec. 16, 2018, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Pages