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McCaskill calls hearing on HME marketing tactics

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04/11/2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a hearing to address HME marketing tactics, according to a press release.

N.Y. members of Congress to CMS: Delay Round 2

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04/08/2013

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers has asked CMS to delay the expansion of competitive bidding.

National mail-order program: Too much to handle?

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04/05/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Regardless of who accepted contracts for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, providers predict “chaos” on July 1.

Stakeholders to lawmakers: Talk bidding during meetings

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04/05/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are angling to use the upcoming confirmation hearing of CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner as a platform to voice their concerns about competitive bidding.

Have ABNs become 'gray area'?

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04/05/2013

WASHINGTON – The proper use of advance beneficiary notices (ABNs) has shifted—and not in the HME provider’s favor, industry stakeholders say.

CMS reverses position on Medicare Advantage

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04/02/2013

BALTIMORE – No April Fools’ Day joke here:

CMS launches PMD demo website

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03/28/2013

WASHINGTON – National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, has developed a new website for providers submitting prior authorization requests as part of the PMD demo in seven states.

Industry opens up multiple fronts against bid program

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03/22/2013

WASHINGTON – With a new bill for the market-pricing program (MPP) expected to drop soon, industry stakeholders are mulling another legislative tactic in the fight against competitive bidding: a delay in the implementation of Round 2.

CMS on PECOS: Docs as ready as they'll ever be

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03/22/2013

WASHINGTON – After two years of outreach, CMS officials say they expect most claims to pass upcoming edits in the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS).

Legislators question bid program

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03/20/2013

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan letter to CMS led by Tom Price, R-Ga., and co-signed by 100 U.S. representatives, is calling into question the competitive bidding program, according to an AMEPA newsletter.

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