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Providers get reprieve from deep cuts in Indiana

October 3, 2019HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - HME stakeholders have persuaded Indiana Medicaid officials to hold off on deep reimbursement cuts for 2,000 HCPCS codes that were scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1. The proposed cuts, first announced in early September, would have cut rates to match the lowest Medicare allowable. On Sept. 27, however, officials from the state's Family and Social Services Administration notified Kam Yuricich, executive director of the Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association, that the agency would...

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MCO readies for drastic cuts in Illinois

December 1, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - IlliniCare Health Plan may be only one Medicaid managed care organization with plans to drastically cut payments for DME in only one state, but when its parent company is Centene Corp., which has MCOs in 28 states, HME providers everywhere take notice.IlliniCare plans to cut reimbursement for DME up to 50% on Jan. 1, a move delayed from Oct. 1.“I would say the severity of these cuts is unprecedented in my experience,” said Kam Yuricich, who runs the Great Lakes Home...

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Work group expands focus on Medicaid issues

January 12, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's State Leaders Council has formed a work group to explore ways to address competitive bid pricing for Medicaid.The 21st Century Cures Act, which passed in December, contained a provision that limits the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare's bid pricing for DMEPOS starting in 2018.The work group will assess what level of flexibility states have in setting Medicaid rates, and will develop approaches to educate state Medicaid directors about their options under...

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Ohio: Oxygen cuts averted

December 20, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposed Ohio Medicaid policy that would have set oxygen rates at 36% below the lowest Ohio Round 2 rate is now off the table.“The rates will still be cut, but not to the point where it threatens the benefit,” said Carl Mulberry, president of Columbus Medical Equipment. “We were able to reason with them, and now we're in a much better situation.”Rates for oxygen concentrators (E1380), for example, will go from around $165 to $130 per month, as opposed to...

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