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Just in from CMS: 14,078 HME providers quit billing Medicare between September 2009 and December 2009

January 29, 2010Mike Moran

Just in from CMS early this afternoon: The number of active DMEPOS suppliers who bill Medicare dropped from 106,707 on Sept. 1, 2009 to 92,629 on Dec. 1, 2009. That's a 13.2% reduction, and most likely reflects the number of providers who gave up their supplier numbers rather than become accredited by Medicare's Sept. 30, 2009 deadline. HME News solicited the data from CMS in early December via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Industry watchers surmised that thousands of providers would...

Blue Dog Coalition, David Brooks, Executive Session

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