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In brief: Omnibus bill, Performant contract, Cardinal CFO

December 23, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers have passed a $1.7 trillion omnibus legislative package that will keep the government funded through September. A draft of the bill included two major HME policy priorities: an extension for the 75/25 blended Medicare rate for non-CBA/non-rural suppliers through the end of 2023; and the prevention of across-the-board 4% Medicare cuts for 2023 and 2024 that would have been triggered by the application of provisions in 2010 “PAYGO” budget legislation.  Provisions...

Cardinal Health, Home Medical Equipment (HME), MobilityWorks, Omnibus, Performant, Protez Foundation, WellSky

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Industry wants answers

March 23, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Congress put CMS on notice when it passed an omnibus bill last week that the agency needs to enact a competitive bidding-related interim final rule.The Senate approved the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill late Thursday.“Congress has said to the regulators that it's back in their court,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare. “Indications were that the IFR wasn't going to move forward, but CMS has been told if they do not act, maybe Congress will.”The IFR, which...

AAHomecare, H.R. 4229, Omnibus

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Omnibus bill moves forward without H.R. 4229

March 22, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Despite support from key committees of jurisdiction in Congress, the omnibus bill does not contain language providing relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program.The bill does, however, contain language referring to a bid-related interim final rule that has been stuck at the Office of Management and Budget since August. It states:The agreement encourages CMS to promulgate the pending Interim Final Rule entitled "Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the...

AAHomecare, Competitive Bidding, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Omnibus

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