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Nowhere to hide: Reimbursement cuts multiply

August 19, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Third-party payers have wasted no time applying recently reduced Medicare pricing, respondents to the latest HME Newspoll say.Eighty-one percent of respondents say new Medicare pricing that went into effect this year—in rural areas on Jan. 1 and July 1, and in Round 2 re-compete areas on July 1—has already impacted pricing from payers like United Healthcare, Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield.“Once Medicare drops pricing, everyone else wants to follow suit,”...

Competitive Bidding, rural roll out, third party payers

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