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Maine providers score 'win'

April 28, 2017HME News Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine - MaineCare will return to the 2015 Medicare fee schedule on May 1, according to a bulletin from the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England (HOMES). Additionally, the rates will not be affected by the federal match reduction in the 21st Century Cures Act. "This is a huge win for our Maine members," said Karyn Estrella, HOMES President and CEO. "These companies have been struggling for the past year because of the national roll out of competitive bidding rates.”

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Maine: Medicaid programs rescinds bid-related cuts

August 19, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

AUGUSTA, Maine - HME providers were ready for a fight with Medicaid officials over recent reimbursement cuts, but they were pleasantly surprised it turned out to be mostly unnecessary.At an Aug. 2 meeting with members of the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England, MaineCare officials said they planned to revert to the December 2015 fee schedule.“They told us they will change the rates, hopefully in the next few weeks, and they will adjust all claims retroactively going...

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Maine: Providers to develop documentation template

December 1, 2014Leah Hoenen

PORTLAND, Maine - HME providers here are developing a medical documentation template for mobility equipment to help resolve issues with MaineCare, the state's Medicaid program.“It's been a real box of chocolates with them,” said Jim Greatorex, president of Portland-based Black Bear Medical. “In many cases, they're asking, for example, for people's annual physical notes. It borders on the absurd at points.”A work group has formed to produce an online documentation collection...

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