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CMS posts DMEPOS data dump


WASHINGTON – CMS has posted a new data set that provides information on more than 385,000 physicians and other healthcare profession

OIG once again highlights savings associated with bid program


WASHINGTON – Four states could have saved an additional $12 million on certain DME items by using pricing comparable to Round 2 of competitive bidding and the national mail-order programs, according to a recent

CMS backpedals on miscellaneous codes


BALTIMORE – CMS has scrapped plans to discontinue several codes for miscellaneous DME.

CMS releases zip codes, fee schedule format


WASHINGTON – CMS has released a revised fee schedule format and a preliminary list of rural zip codes for the national roll out of competitive bidding.

Providers feel shut out from managed care


YARMOUTH, Maine – Record numbers of beneficiaries are enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, but with many of those plans locking down their markets to a handful of providers, that doesn’t always translate to an increase in business for HME providers.

Complex rehab stakeholders petition the president


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have launched a petition asking the White House to stop CMS from applying competitive bid pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories.




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