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Oklahoma: Medicaid cuts don't take rural challenges into consideration

June 29, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Steep Medicaid cuts are scheduled to take effect July 1, despite multiple meetings with Medicaid officials, leading HME providers here to feel their concerns have “fallen on deaf ears.”To comply with the 21st Century Cures Act, the Oklahoma Health Care Authorityplans to take the lowest Medicare competitive bidding rates and apply them across the board, resulting in cuts of up to nearly 50% for some product categories, says Katie Roberts, director for Stillwater-based...

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Medicaid holds off on cuts in Indiana

November 12, 2019HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Medicaid officials in Indiana have halted their plans to adopt the lowest Medicare rates, VGM reports. On Nov. 6, officials met in person with several members of the Great Lakes Home Medical Services association and HME providers in the state, along with representatives from VGM, AAHomecare and NCART, as a first step toward collaborating on fee schedule changes. In September, the state announced plans to adopt the lowest Medicare rates starting Oct. 1 to comply with the 21st Century...

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Medicaid cuts add up

June 19, 2015Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - A whopping 70% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll said their state Medicaid programs have reduced reimbursement in the past year.Respondents say these reductions are making it difficult to service patients, if it all.“This new cut means that, in many cases, we will not be able to continue providing recipients with the equipment/supplies that they need,” said Jeff Burkett, DME Manager at Mount Vernon, Ill.-based TMS Mobility & Rehab, which saw a 16.75% cut in Medicaid...

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