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In brief: Insulet hits milestone, NCART launches MCO survey

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03/01/2019

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet Corp. has reported net income of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $6.9 million for the same period in 2017.

Minnesota Medicaid proposes ‘claw back’

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02/22/2019

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A meeting in early February between HME stakeholders and Minnesota Medicaid officials on how to comply with a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act that requires Medicaid reimbursement not to exceed Medicare allowables ended in a stalemate.

In brief: US joins lawsuit against Arriva, SMRC targets PAP supplies

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02/22/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Justice Department has joined in a lawsuit that alleges Arriva Medical offered Medicare beneficiaries “free upgrades” of glucometers.

Health share of GDP to hit 19.4% by 2027, report says

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02/22/2019

WASHINGTON – National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.5% annually from 2018-2027, reaching nearly $6 trillion by 2027, according to a report published by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.

New court decision on recoupments

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue has been watching closely as numerous courts go back and forth on whether or not CMS should be stopped from recouping overpayments until after the ALJ level, but she thinks a recent court’s decision is “really serious.”

Providers put on their learning caps

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – One-quarter of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re most interested in learning about retail and cash sales at the upcoming Medtrade Spring conference and expo.

In brief: NHIA sues over transitional payment, Great Elm’s DME biz exceeds expectations

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its transitional payment for home infusion therapy services.

Busy week for HOMES

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02/13/2019

BOSTON – Competitive bidding, reimbursement and audits were among the topics discussed at a Feb. 12 meeting between HOMES and HHS and CMS officials.

The 90-minute meeting was the result of an invitation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Documentation update: Stakeholders push templates, e-prescribing

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02/08/2019

WASHINGTON – What’s to come of all of those draft clinical templates that CMS released in 2018?

There seemed to be a flurry of them last year, but the agency’s efforts in this area go back years, including a template for prostheses in 2013.

AAH’s Retail Work Group: ‘Sky’s the limit’

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02/08/2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – AAHomecare’s Retail Work Group has diversified significantly since it first launched to help mobility providers add cash sales to their businesses.

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