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OIG to CMS: Collect Medicaid overpayments

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12/12/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS did not collect $1.6 billion in Medicaid overpayments in 77 current period audits and $188.6 million in seven prior period audits, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

House passes bill with accessories language

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12/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon handily passed a bill with language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Oxygen patients are worse off, report finds

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12/11/2018

NEW YORK – A new report published in the December Annals of the American Thoracic Society highlights the problems many patients with lung disease experience in getting and using supplemental oxygen.

Headed for a vote: Medicaid bill that includes accessories language

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – December may, once again, turn out to be a lucky month for complex rehab stakeholders.

Devil in the details: The reshaping of the next round of bidding

Up for discussion: product categories, supplier capacity, bona fide bids
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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – As HME industry stakeholders work with CMS officials to shape future rounds of competitive bidding, they’re focusing, first, on helping the agency re-arrange the program’s product categories.

Q&A: Dan Meuser, the listener

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – Dan Meuser, a familiar name in HME circles, won his bid to represent Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district in November, the next step in his commitment to “improving people’s lives,” he says.

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HME NewsPoll December 2018

In its recent financial results, Invacare cited as a reason for its decreased sales in the third quarter the upcoming changes to competitive bidding on Jan. 1, namely the any willing provider provision that allows any Medicare-enrolled provider to supply DMEPOS during a gap period in the program.