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Fraud: The plot thickens

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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

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

The secretive Mr. X and the HME Expo

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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

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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

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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CMS has posted its first guidance on how the delay of national competitive bidding will work:

It's official

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We've had a few calls at HME News this morning from providers who want to make sure they've read the news right. It's official.

Media maelstrom

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

There's been no shortage of media attention on the home medical equipment industry this week, between the Senate's efforts to delay national competitive bidding and a Senate committee's efforts to publicize a new report on Medicare fraud.

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