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Open Door Forum offers little for providers

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It was "hugs and kisses" all around for CMS officials during a Sept. 3 special Open Door Forum.

Fraud: the new competitive bidding

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The days of writing about competitive bidding may be over (temporarily, at least), but it looks like the days of writing about fraud have just begun. In the past two months alone:

Fraud: The plot thickens

Thursday, August 21, 2008

When the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report earlier this month that detailed how it was able to get two sham HME companies approved for Medicare billing privileges, the industry cheered. See, they said, CMS is partly to blame for fraud and abuse.

Interesting reads

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Feeling no need to pontificate this late on a Friday, here are a few interesting reads:

The secretive Mr. X and the HME Expo

Friday, August 15, 2008

In mid July, just after Congress delayed national competitive bidding, I received an email from Mr. X, a well-known but secretive industry insider who delights in giving me a hard time. When his e-mail showed up in my box, I thought: Jeez, Bubba, what is it this time?

He wrote:

Devil's in the details

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A few providers who have been pawing through H.R. 6331, the bill that delays national competitive bidding for 18 to 24 months, have called us with some interesting clarifications and discoveries.

Info on delay

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CMS has posted its first guidance on how the delay of national competitive bidding will work: