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Lincare pursues bolt-on acquisition in AHP

December 7, 2015HME News Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. - It's official: Lincare has entered a definitive agreement to buy American HomePatient from Highland Capital Management.Rumors surfaced this fall that a deal was in the works between the two nationals, with industry analysts speculating that Highland Capital wanted to cut its losses before CMS expands competitive bidding pricing nationwide on Jan. 1. Dallas-based Highland Capital bought Brentwood, Tenn.-based AHP in 2010 in a move that largely saved the provider from bankruptcy.Lincare...

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Providers may need to rethink accessories

October 16, 2015Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - With just two months left to reverse CMS's plan to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs, industry stakeholders say providers need to have a Plan B, should legislative efforts fail.“I think the first thing providers need to do is recognize the impact this is going to have on their Medicare business,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.In July, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., introduced a bill to prevent CMS from applying bid pricing...

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In brief: Premiums for Medicare Advantage remain stable, complex rehab stakeholders launch petition

September 25, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - There won't be a cat-and-mouse game with premiums for Medicare Advantage plans this year.CMS announced last week that premiums will decrease by about $0.31 next year, from $32.91 on average in 2015 to $32.60 on average in 2016. The agency says the majority of enrollees, 59%, will face no increase in premiums.“Seniors and people with disabilities continue to experience stable premiums in Medicare health and drug plans,” said Sean Cavanaugh, CMS deputy administrator and director...

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