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MCO bill becomes law in Kentucky

April 5, 2019HME News Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law a bill that streamlines DME regulations and reimbursement policy for the managed care organizations managing the state's Medicaid program.The bill ensures that MCOs:Reimburse DME suppliers by at least 90% of the rate set by the Kentucky Medicaid program;Requires that specialty items not listed on the current fee schedule be reimbursed at the manufacturer's suggested retail price minus 18% or at invoice cost plus 20% when there is no MSRP,...

Kentucky, Legislation, Managed Care, Protections

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Bill seeks to strengthen protections for diabetes patients

October 10, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., have introduced a bill to strengthen the patient protections that are part of Medicare's national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies. The bill, the “Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017,” would reinforce existing protections that ensure beneficiaries are able to continue accessing familiar supplies through the program. It would also establish new surveillance programs and requirements for mail-order suppliers to better...

Diabetes Supplies, Legislation, Protections

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