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CMS awards 586 contracts in latest round of bidding

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04/28/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS named the contract suppliers for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding at 5:02 p.m. on Thursday.

AAHomecare books Congressional champions for conference

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04/28/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has lined up Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.,andRenee Ellmers, R-N.C., to speak at the 2016 Washington Legislative Conference, slated for May 25-26 at the Washington Court Hotel. 

O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal

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04/26/2016

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

Lymphedema advocates push for broader coverage

Medicare currently pays for pump therapy, but not compression garments and other supplies
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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – Lymphedema advocates took to Capitol Hill last week to gain support for legislation that would address a gap in treatment coverage for the chronic and often debilitating condition.

Private payers ‘exploit’ O&P changes

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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s no surprise to O&P stakeholders that private payers are picking up on a widely criticized proposed rule by Medicare to deny coverage for prosthetic devices that were previously covered.

Inogen sweeps majority of bid areas

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04/22/2016

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen has accepted contracts for respiratory products in 93 of the 117 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete, the company says.

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