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Reps. Thompson and Braley to hold press conference on Round 2 delay letter

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, will hold a press conference Thursday, June 13, to increase the pressure on CMS to delay Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a news release from AAHomecare.

Beacon breaks ground

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06/11/2013

ELKHART, Ind. – Beacon Health System plans to begin construction June 12 on its new general home care building, according to an article from the South Bend Tribune.

Humana follows Medicare’s lead

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06/07/2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – When it comes to the steep cuts Medicare plans to implement as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, industry stakeholders have been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Lawmakers pressure CMS on licensure issues

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concerns on Capitol Hill, CMS officials have been asked to report to Senate staff on Round 2 of competitive bidding at a briefing on Tuesday.

CMS education efforts backfire

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – Recent educational outreach by CMS has beneficiaries more baffled about competitive bidding than ever, HME providers say.

In brief: CMS flaunts fraud savings, GF makes buy

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS says its anti-fraud efforts in 2011 and 2012 have recovered more than $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud judgments, settlements and administrative impositions, according to a press release.

Providers make case against bid program at hearing

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06/07/2013

SEATTLE – Several providers testified about the potentially damaging consequences of Medicare’s competitive bidding program at a recent regulatory fairness hearing hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a press release from VGM & Associates.

CMS flaunts fraud savings, revocations

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06/06/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS says its anti-fraud efforts in 2011 and 2012 have recovered more than $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud, judgments, settlements and administrative impositions, according to a press release.

Senators introduce audit legislation

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06/04/2013

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., recently introduced a Senate companion bill to the Medicare Audit Improvement Act, which was re-introduced in the House in March, according to news reports.

Report: Home healthcare market to reach $130.4B by 2017

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06/03/2013

DALLAS – The North American home healthcare market is poised to reach $130.4 billion by 2017, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5%, according to a new study from Markets and Markets, a global research and consulting firm.

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