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In brief: Lincare settles, DME MAC highlights top errors

May 18, 2018HME News Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare will pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by employees whose information may have been exposed in a “phishing attack.”The lawsuit stems from an incident on Feb. 3, 2017, when a cyber-criminal posing as a high-level Lincare executive emailed a Lincare human resources employee and requested W-2 information for all employees. The HR employee responded with attached W-2 data for a certain number of employees of Lincare and its affiliates.On Feb. 10, 2017, Lincare...

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AABCP seeks achievers

May 16, 2018HME News Staff

HOUSTON - The American Association of Breast Care Professionals is seeking nominations for its 1st Annual Life Achievement Award to be presented at the AABCP Global Breast Care Summit & Expo July 12. The award committee will consider individuals who have demonstrated care, compassion and advocacy for the post-mastectomy care profession. The Summit takes place July 10-12 at Harrah's New Orleans. Submit nominations here.

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In brief: Senate Finance Committee approves Azar, AASM recruits providers and patients

January 19, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee has approved the nomination of Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a 15-12 margin. The vote was split along party lines, with Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joining Republicans. At his Jan. 9 confirmation hearing, Azar told Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., he would work with congressional leaders to address issues negatively impacting the HME industry, including working with the Office of Management and Budget to approve...

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AABCP puts competition, licensing on its agenda

April 20, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

After a decade of offering compliance boot camps, webinars and other educational information for breast health professionals, Rhonda Turner, executive director of the American Association of Breast Care Professionals, is hosting the First Annual AABCP Mastectomy Summit & Expo in Dallas. Turner spoke with HME News about some of the “elephants” that will be tackled at the event, slated for July 6-8.HME News: How is the event coming along?Rhonda Turner: We have around 50 vendors right now,...

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AABCP puts competition, licensing on its agenda

April 20, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

After a decade of offering compliance boot camps, webinars and other educational information for breast health professionals, Rhonda Turner, executive director of the American Association of Breast Care Professionals, is hosting the First Annual AABCP Mastectomy Summit & Expo in Dallas. Turner spoke with HME News about some of the “elephants” that will be tackled at the event, slated for July 6-8.HME News: How is the event coming along?Rhonda Turner: We have around 50 vendors right now,...

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AABCP plans summit

April 15, 2015HME News Staff

HOUSTON - The American Association of Breast Care Professionals will hold a Post Mastectomy Policy Summit on Aug. 3, in Memphis, Tenn. The summit is expected to foster discussion on topics like licensure, accreditation, sales, and coding and reimbursement issues. For more information: aabcp.org.

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AABCP asks for meet

August 7, 2013HME News Staff

HOUSTON - The American Association of Breast Care Professionals has asked Noridian, the Jurisdiction D DME MAC, for a meeting to discuss numerous and ongoing audits in the region. Noridian is currently conducting a complex medical review of silicone breast forms (L8030). Women's health providers could soon see a new audit: The Jurisdiction D RAC, Health Data Insights, recently posted a notice to its website stating that CMS has approved audits for external breast prosthesis garment (L8015) for claims...

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AABCP lights fire

April 23, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

HOUSTON - Supporters of a bill that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms have retooled their efforts.The American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) recently formed a breast care coalition and hired the Washington, D.C.-based McGuireWoods Consulting to refocus lobbying efforts.“We felt we just weren't getting anywhere,” said Rhonda Turner, executive director of AABCP. “Even the support (we did have) was starting to slide. We really wanted to revamp...

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