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Where do Humana's new prices leave Apria

July 24, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare may have a lot to lose from Humana's decision to use pricing from Round 2 of competitive bidding for its Medicare Advantage plans starting July 1.Back in 2011, the insurance giant sent shock waves through the industry when it named Apria its “provider of choice” in multiple states and terminated relationships with “several providers.”When contacted by HME News, Lisa Getson, executive vice president of government relations and corporate...

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Maryland: Lawmakers cut providers some slack

May 24, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The state legislature in April passed an emergency bill exempting HME providers from a rule requiring they have a full-time pharmacist on staff. With Round 2 of competitive bidding set to start July 1, however, the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) and the Maryland Board of Pharmacy are now in a full-on race to write new regulations.“Because this is intersecting with Round 2, we're trying to expedite the process of creating regulations that are manageable...

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