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Day of reckoning nears for payment amounts

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01/11/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS has indicated to key lawmakers that Round 2 payment amounts for competitive bidding will be released by the end of January, according to HME industry stakeholders.

Deal opens door to more audits

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” deal is a provision that could mean bad things for providers already inundated with audits: the extension of the look-back period.

In brief: Senators question TSS, PMD demo goes online

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – A pair of U.S. senators have some hard questions for CMS regarding overpayments to The Scooter Store. Among them: Does CMS plan to recoup more of what it’s owed by the power wheelchair provider?

AAH: HME spending ‘not out of control’

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – New national health expenditures data released by CMS shows that HME continues to shrink as a proportion of total Medicare spending, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Senators 'concerned' about overpayments to Scooter Store

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01/10/2013

WASHINGTON – A pair of U.S. senators have some hard questions for CMS regarding overpayments to The Scooter Store.

Among them: Does CMS plan to recoup more of what it’s owed by the power wheelchair provider?

CMS expands online submissions for PMD demo

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01/09/2013

WASHINGTON – Jurisdictions A, C, and D are now accepting PMD prior authorization requests online through the electronic submissions of Medical Documentation (esMD) system, according to a CMS announcement.

Healthcare spending stayed low in 2011

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01/08/2013

WASHINGTON ­– Healthcare spending in the United States grew at a rate of 3.9% in 2011, continuing a recent trend of extremely slow growth, according to a new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at CMS, which was published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Healt

RAC hits $1B in corrections

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01/07/2013

NEW YORK – A Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has reached the $1 billion mark in corrections for overpayments and underpayments, according to a press release.

MPP: Co-sponsor tally rises, watchdog group tries another tack

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12/21/2012

WASHINGTON – The week before Christmas, HME industry stakeholders wrapped up seven more co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, bringing the total to 87.

Thanks for the 'update'

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I don’t know how many of you were able to tune in to yesterday’s Electronic Clinical Template Open Door Forum, but here's my take: I’d have to say it was kind of a mixed bag. 

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