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Status changes for bid-related IFR

May 9, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The status of an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program was changed to “concluded” on May 8.Previously, the status of the IFR, which has been sitting at the Office of Management and Budget since August, was “pending.”An abstract for the IFR states that it would extend a phase-in period for a second round of reimbursement cuts for DME and enteral nutrition in non-bid areas from June 30, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016. It...

bid relief, IFR, OMB


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In brief: Mulvaney comments on IFR, AAH plans response to tariffs

April 20, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said last week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.“I will say this: I have probably received more calls about this than any other rule put together,” he said during a hearing for the fiscal year 2019 budget on April 18. “Since we're aware of the urgency to members of...

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Mulvaney on IFR: We hear you

April 19, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said this week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.“I will say this: I have probably received more calls about this than any other rule put together,” he said during a hearing for the fiscal year 2019 budget on Wednesday. “Since we're aware of the urgency to members of...

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Bid relief update: House applies pressure on OMB

September 20, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., has launched a congressional sign-on letter that asks the Office of Management and Budget to clear a competitive bidding-related interim final rule currently under its review, AAHomecare reports.In the letter to Director Mick Mulvaney, McMorris-Rodgers specifically asks the OMB to extend the payment rates that were in effect in non-bid areas on Jan. 1, 2016, through the end of 2018.“We strongly urge you to take quick action and clear this rule...

bid relief, interim final rule, OMB, Sign-On Letter


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