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RACs are back


WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that the recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews, but industry stakeholders don’t expect any curveballs.

Certain RAC reviews to resume


WASHINGTON – CMS has announced that the current recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews.

MESA asks: Can providers get offset to respond to audits, too?


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Medical Equipment Suppliers Association (MESA) has heard back from CMS about why DME providers, unlike hospitals, aren’t reimbursed for the costs of providing copies of records to respond to audits.

In brief: Verus rolls up sleep biz, Hoveround ups certification


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Verus Healthcare has acquired its 85th CPAP business, it announced last week.

Audits put providers out of business

Friday, July 18, 2014
Van Miller
CEO and founder, The VGM Group

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to the editor from Van Miller that appeared in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier in July.

Bill watch: competitive bidding, audits


WASHINGTON – A bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding has 20 co-sponsors. H.R.

Dog days of summer? More like work like a dog

Friday, July 11, 2014

It’s definitely the dog days of summer outside of HME News world headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine.

As I sit here writing this blog, waiting for our production department to finalize the HME Newswire that will go out at 6 a.m. EST on Monday, it’s a beautiful 74 degrees outside.

OMHA pilots ALJ workaround


BALTIMORE – A new pilot program seeks to settle appeals that are stuck at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level, but is CMS ready to negotiate?

Audits permeate Congress this week


WASHINGTON – Audits take the spotlight in Washington, D.C., this week as lawmakers seek to address ongoing concerns with Medicare’s audit system.

Help us unlock impact of audits


The healthcare industry as a whole has realized that every sector must join together to get out-of-control audits under control.