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CQRC: Slow down bid program

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05/31/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care says the findings of a recent Office of Inspector General report further demonstrate the need to slow down the national rollout of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Industry appeals for ‘common sense’

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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – With precious few Congressional days left to stave off an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, the sense of urgency at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference on Wednesday was palpable.

ALJ wait time increases

OMHA, C2C pick away at backlog, but still no ‘broad relief’
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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – The wait time for an Administrative Law Judge hearing keeps growing—a symptom of ongoing problems with the audit process, say industry attorneys.

Insulin pump decision could have chilling effect

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
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05/27/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – UnitedHealthcare’s recent decision to only cover insulin pumps provided by Medtronic is bad news all around, say industry stakeholders.

In brief: AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts, KCI fights back

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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

OIG report finds some contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements

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05/26/2016

WASHINGTON – A significant chunk of Round 2 contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

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