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CMS touts popularity, value of MA plans

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09/19/2014

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2015 is projected to increase to a new all-time high, CMS announced Sept. 18.

Premiums are expected to remain affordable, as well, the agency says.

CMS releases performance results for ACOs

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09/19/2014

WASHINGTON – Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Pioneer ACO Model and Medicare Shared Savings Program generated more than $372 million in savings in their second and first years, respectively, CMS reported Sept. 16.

Bills get bump from fly-in

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09/16/2014

WASHINGTON – A legislative fly-in on Sept. 10 spearheaded by The MED Group and supported by AAHomecare resulted in 100 meetings with lawmakers.

Providers on denied claims: ‘We’ll fight to the end’

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – A defiant 60% of the respondents to last week’s HME NewsPoll say they wouldn’t take up CMS on an offer to settle pending appeals in exchange for partial payment.

Heard at the Summit: Branch out and mind your data

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09/12/2014

MINNEAPOLIS – With the explosion of interest in post-acute care, it’s time for HME providers to get off the sidelines, said the speakers at last week’s HME News Business Summit.

Demo set to arrive in 12 new states

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.

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HME NewsPoll October 2014

CMS on Aug. 29 offered a settlement to acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals to resolve pending appeals of patient status denials in exchange for timely partial payment of 68% of the net payable amount.

In 100 words or less, please explain whether you would or wouldn't be willing to settle with CMS to resolve pending appeals.

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