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Bid relief: Sen. Hatch calls for action

May 4, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee, has written a letter to HHS and CMS urging them to provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program, the VGM Group reports. In the May 1 letter, Hatch urges HHS to submit a mandated report on the impact of the application of competitive bidding rates in non-bid areas, and to take appropriate action to ensure access to DME in those areas. Hatch also urged the agencies to address...

Advocacy, Bid Relief, HR 4229, Interim Final Rule (IFR), Orrin Hatch

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In brief: Lawmakers make fraud recommendations, Sleep HealthCenters closes

February 1, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of six senators on Jan. 31 released recommendations aimed at curbing waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. In May 2012, members of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, asked the healthcare community for its suggestions on how to tackle the problem and received more than 2,000 pages of suggestions in response. Those suggestions include: eliminating duplication and redundancy in anti-fraud programs, ensuring that provider enrollment policies...

Abuse, CMS, Fraud, Medicaid, Medicare, Orrin Hatch, Sleep HealthCenters

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