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Wheelchairs Plus employee submits winning hashtag

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03/08/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – In a bulletin to members, VGM congratulated Laurie Nivala, a sales and marketing associate at Wheelchairs Plus in Grand Rapids, Minn., for submitting the winning Twitter hashtag: #stopCBforDME.

MedForce Technologies certified as HIH

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03/08/2013

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. – MedForce Technologies has been certified as a Health Information Handler (HIH), according to a press release.

Stakeholders beat the bushes on bidding

Also: Automatic cuts include 2% for Medicare providers
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03/01/2013

WASHINGTON – With Round 2 inching closer, HME industry stakeholders last week trekked to Washington, D.C., to talk up competitive bidding’s flaws and the market-pricing program (MPP).

Here's your warning: PECOS edits on way

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03/01/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS will kick off phase 2 of the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) on May 1, it announced March. 1.

In brief: Judge rebukes CMS, Scooter Store speaks

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03/01/2013

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal judge may have granted the government’s request to dismiss a competitive bidding-related lawsuit filed against CMS by a specialty HME provider, but that doesn’t mean he thinks justice was served.

CMS extends review of K0009

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03/01/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has requested an additional 30 days to complete its coding verification review of K0009, a code representing miscellaneous custom ultralight wheelchairs, according to a bulletin from Noridian Administrative Services.

Competitive bidding: Judge rebukes CMS

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02/28/2013

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal judge may have granted the government’s request to dismiss a competitive bidding-related lawsuit filed against CMS by a specialty HME provider, but that doesn’t mean he thinks justice was served.

Industry talks tough

'You have to fix this—not us'
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02/22/2013

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s efforts to fight competitive bidding have taken on a new tone.

Buy-sell debate fuels diabetes market

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02/22/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A handful of national mail-order diabetes providers have been on the hunt for smaller companies to buy, but so far, it doesn’t look like there have been many takers.

Bid lawsuit reaches end of line

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02/22/2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 refused to hear a petition that would have stopped CMS from awarding competitive bidding contracts until it complied with rulemaking processes.

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