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CQRC fights estimated 5% cut to stationary oxygen 

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CQRC fights estimated 5% cut to stationary oxygen 

December 16, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS’s “meager” 0.6% CPI-U adjustment escalates the need to pass H.R. 8158, says the Council for Quality Respiratory Care. The lack of a larger adjustment, combined with the budget neutrality requirement, means a reimbursement cut of about 5% for stationary oxygen in non-bid areas, though the impact varies by region, according to the council. “We remain hopeful that Congress will implement a technical fix to this issue through bipartisan end-of-year legislation,”...

Budget Neutrality Requirement, CQRC, Medicare reimbursement cuts, stationary oxygen


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Mum's still the word at CMS

January 13, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders were still waiting for word from CMS at press time on Friday on how the agency plans to retroactively delay a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-competitive bidding areas. The recently passed 21st Century Cures Act included a provision to retroactively delay the cuts from July 1, 2016, to Jan. 1, 2017. When CMS had to delay its plans to apply bid pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs at the last-minute per a bill signed into law on Dec. 28,...

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Industry's task remains unchanged, AAH says

June 30, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts goes into effect in non-bid areas on July 1, but it's not time to throw in the towel, AAHomecare said in a bulletin on June 29.“There's nothing like a crisis to help spur legislators to action,” the association stated. “We need to make sure that we let the House of Representatives and the Senate know that these cuts are taking rural providers and patients to the precipice of disaster.”The Senate passed a bill that...

Competitive Bidding, Delay, Legislation, Lobbying, Medicare reimbursement cuts, rural relief


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Bid relief bill introduced in House

May 13, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A highly anticipated bill in the House of Representatives that would delay an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas has dropped with a bang.The bill, H.R. 5210, introduced Thursday by Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, has 40 original co-sponsors, including a number of members on the influential Energy & Commerce Committee.“We are extremely proud of our members who have remained determined and engaged to gather support for this legislation,”...

Competitive Bidding, Legislation, Medicare reimbursement cuts, Relief


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