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Stakeholders raise alarms on two CMS proposals

September 5, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders urge providers to comment on a proposal that would rescind certain Medicaid regulations regarding a state's obligation to assess and monitor beneficiary access when requesting approval to reduce or restructure payment rates. AAHomecare has submitted comments on CMS-2406-P2, “Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services-Rescission,” and NCART plans to. “This would be a major setback, dramatically minimizing...

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Bidding and bundling: Providers heed call to comment

September 5, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders say a large number of providers answered the call to submit comments by Sept. 2 on a proposed rule to, among other things, expand the competitive bidding program nationwide. More than 4,000 comments were submitted on the overall rule, and stakeholders believe a good number of them pertained to the bid expansion and another HME provision to create bundled monthly payments. “The feedback we've gotten from providers spoke to rural healthcare access,”...

Bundled Payments, Comment Period, Competitive Bidding, Proposed Rule

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CMS: 'There's no specific proposal at this point'

March 7, 2014Leah Hoenen

BALTIMORE - CMS in February began taking public comment on how to expand competitive bidding nationwide, but not on the program itself, officials said during a March 5 Open Door Forum.During the Q&A portion of the forum, Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare, asked if CMS planned to wait until the Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases a pair of reports on Round 1 and Round 2 of competitive bidding before issuing a proposed rule on expanding the program.Joel Kaiser,...

Bundled Payments, Comment Period, Competitive Bidding, Open Door Forum

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