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Proposed changes for surety bonds: Counter abuses to the program, or place too heavy burdens on providers?

May 31, 2016HME News Staff

On March 1, 2016, CMS published a proposed rule that seeks to address a growing number of abuses of the federal healthcare program by certain Medicare providers. The rule* titled “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process” includes a number of provisions that directly concern providers and suppliers of Medicare. These include an increase in requirements for disclosure of affiliations by providers, greater...

Fraud and Abuse, Requirements, surety bond

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OIG outlines work plan

February 4, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has several new HME-related projects in the works for 2014, including a review of the reasonableness of the Medicare fee schedule.In its recently released 2014 Work Plan, the OIG says it will review the reasonableness of the Medicare fee schedule for certain HME, including commode chairs, folding walkers and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators. It will compare what Medicare pays for those items with what non-Medicare payers, such as private...

Medicare payments, OIG, Requirements, review, work plan

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