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Rep. Blackburn introduces prior auth legislation

May 17, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation that would require prior authorization for certain high priced HME, AAHomecare reported this morning. H.R. 2445, the DMEPOS Access and Transparency Act of 2017 or DATA Act, would also exempt claims that have been approved through the prior authorization process from pre- and post-payment audits. “This legislation will help stem the tide of Medicare audits that delay payments for providers and also tie up significant...

Audit, Legislation, Marsha Blackburn, Prior Authorization

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Legislative conference: Flurry of activity on competitive bidding

May 24, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., told attendees at AAHomecare's Washington Legislative Conference last week that he plans to introduce legislation seeking a delay in Round 2 of competitive bidding.The move is necessary in light of licensing issues in multiple bid areas, he said.“The awarding of bids to unlicensed suppliers is (an issue) truly in need of a subcommittee hearing and I plan to ask for that,” Thompson told attendees. “We will need people to go to the floor to...

CMS, Competitive Bidding, Glenn Thompson, H.R. 1717, Homecare Concepts, Market Pricing Program (MPP), Marsha Blackburn, Medicare, Tom Price

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