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MassHealth delays transition to preferred supplier

March 2, 2018HME News Staff

BOSTON - A preferred supplier contract for incontinence supplies between MassHealth and Geriatric Medical will now go live April 15, instead of March 1. “Based on HOMES and stakeholder input, Massachusetts Deputy Secretary Daniel Tsai has delayed implementation of the incontinence preferred supplier contract until April 15,” the state association tweeted on Feb. 18. “This will lead to a smoother transition.” Stakeholders and the state are still trying to work out details,...

Geriatric Medical, Incontinence Supplies, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Preferred supplier

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Massachusetts Medicaid taps Geriatric Medical as preferred supplier

February 2, 2018HME News Staff

BOSTON - The Medicaid program in Massachusetts has entered into a preferred supplier agreement for incontinence supplies with Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply, according to a recent administrative bulletin.Geriatric Medical is a Woburn, Mass.-based supplier of wholesale medical products to long-term care, home care and nursing home facilities.The state will hold a public hearing on Feb. 16 to review and discuss the proposed covered products and rates.“(The state) is proposing this action...

Geriatric Medical, Incontinence Supplies, Massachusetts, Preferred supplier

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Massachusetts: Proposal could cut out new providers

May 26, 2015Tracy Orzel

BOSTON - Massachusetts' proposed Medicaid budget for fiscal year 2016 raises more questions than it answers, say DME stakeholders. Under the proposal, the state's Medicaid program, MassHealth, would be allowed to contract with DME manufacturers and distributors, bypassing providers. “At this point, the language is fairly vague and it doesn't have a specific plan in place, which is a concern for providers, because we don't know where that leaves us,” said Peter Tallas,...

Karyn Estrella, Massachusetts, Medicaid

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Massachusetts: Warning: Information you provide may be used against you

August 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BOSTON - Providers here who count Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts among their payers may find themselves shut out if the insurer decides to limit its provider network. On July 1, BCBS sent out a confidential request for information (RFI) to providers. The 16-page document states: The information you provide may also be used to develop a limited or select network of affordable high quality DME providers focused on clinical outcomes, efficiencies and cost effective care. "We did...

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Massachusetts

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