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Proposed rule goes too far

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – Providers with high error rates could lose their billing privileges if a proposed rule takes effect.

Prosthetists criticize proposed template

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05/31/2013

BALTIMORE – A proposed clinical template for lower limb prostheses overlooks the way care is delivered, say industry stakeholders.

Wheelchair repair issues abound for Scooter Store equipment

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has met with CMS to see if it can get some financial relief for providers who repair equipment for former customers of The Scooter Store.

In brief: Lawmakers, stakeholders seek extended deadline for letter to CMS

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – With Congress on recess until June 3, industry stakeholders hope extending the deadline for a “Dear Colleague” letter will allow time to get more signatures.

VGM calls on providers to testify at small business hearing

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05/30/2013

SEATTLE – The Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to conduct a field hearing in which providers can voice their concerns about the negative impact of competitive bidding and Medicare audits on small businesses, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.

VGM calls on providers to testify at small business hearing

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05/30/2013

SEATTLE – The Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to conduct a field hearing in which providers can voice their concerns about the negative impact of competitive bidding and Medicare audits on small businesses, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.

Legislative conference: Flurry of activity on competitive bidding

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05/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., told attendees at AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference last week that he plans to introduce legislation seeking a delay in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

McCaskill: Bid program helps regulate system

'We’re trying to put the cow back in the barn,' she says
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05/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Of the two providers that were subpoenaed to testify at a second congressional hearing on HME business practices on May 22, one invoked the Fifth Amendment and the other said he “wants to play by the rules.”

Medicare tweaks documentation process

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05/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Three recent changes to the Program Integrity Manual could give providers some relief from common documentation woes, say industry attorneys.

At the top of the list: a clarification of CMS’s policy on templates.

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