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CMS offers template update

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12/20/2012

WASHINGTON – With suggested prompts now in place in the electronic clinical template, CMS will begin working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT to integrate them into the electronic health record, officials told listeners during an Open Door For

Clock ticks on MPP, Round 2

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12/14/2012

WASHINGTON – The HME industry is within spitting distance of its goal of 100 co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, a bill to replace the competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).

Gov’t makes conviction on $6.7M fraud scheme

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12/14/2012

WASHINGTON – The owner and operator of Joy Supply and General Services in Shreveport, La., was convicted Dec. 14 by a federal jury for his role in a $6.7 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Probe finds 98% error rate for enteral

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12/14/2012

WASHINGTON – A prepayment probe by the Jurisdiction D DME MAC found that 98 of 100 reviewed enteral claims were denied because of various primary documentation errors, according to a CMS bulletin.

Reinforce use of prepayment edits, GAO says

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12/10/2012

WASHINGTON – Use of prepayment edits saved Medicare at least $1.76 billion in fiscal year 2010, but they could have saved even more had they been more widely used, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

GAO labels Medicaid auditing process 'inefficient'

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12/10/2012

WASHINGTON – The Medicaid Integrity Group’s (MIG’s) hiring of separate review and audit contractors was “inefficient and led to duplication because key functions were performed by both entities,” according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Industry ratchets up MPP talk

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12/07/2012

WASHINGTON – HME providers lit up the Capitol Hill switchboard Dec. 4 and 5 with one message: Support the market-pricing program (MPP).

Deadline looms in Nichole Medical case

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12/07/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – A former HME provider whose civil suit was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has until Jan. 19 to file an appeal that he hopes will push his case to the Supreme Court.

Reps circulate 'Dear Colleague' letter for MPP

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12/03/2012

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jason Altmire, D-Pa., are asking all co-sponsors of H.R. 1041, a bill that would repeal competitive bidding, to sign on to H.R.

H.R. 6490: 100 co-sponsors or bust

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11/30/2012

WASHINGTON – With 59 co-sponsors in their back pockets and organized lobbying efforts scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5, industry stakeholders have direct aim at 100 co-sponsors for H.R. 6490.

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