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The Audit Team assists providers affected by Sandy

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11/19/2012

CANTON, Ohio – The Audit Team is offering providers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy free and significantly reduced fees for the next 60 days.

OIG study: Appeals process lacks clarity, consistency

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11/15/2012

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommends “coordinated training” for administrative law judges (ALJs) and qualified independent contractors (QICs) on the Medicare appeals process in a new report.

In wake of Sandy, CMS grants audit relief

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11/09/2012

BALTIMORE – HME providers who are dealing with the fallout from Hurricane Sandy won't also have to deal with audits, AAHomecare announced Nov. 7.

OIG: spike in claims for non-mail order diabetes supplies

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11/08/2012

WASHINGTON – Claims for more expensive, non-mail order diabetes test strips (DTS) increased 33% from 2010 to 2011, while claims for less expensive, mail order DTS decreased 71%, according to a study by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

In brief: More sign on for MPP, Hanger has banner year

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11/02/2012

WASHINGTON – Despite the all-encompassing elections, H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with an industry-backed market-pricing program (MPP), picked up eight new co-sponsors last week, bringing the total to 27. The newest co-sponsors: Reps.

Deadline reminder for Round 1 recompete

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10/31/2012

WASHINGTON – Two weeks remain for suppliers to submit hardcopy financial documents for the Round 1 recompete. These documents must be received by the competitive bidding implementation contractor (CBIC) on or before Nov.

In brief: Senator pushes crackdown, FAA approves POCs

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10/26/2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and healthcare advocates recently called for a crackdown on the “aggressive and misleading” marketing tactics of the power mobility device (PMD) industry, according to a press release posted to the senator’s website.

PMD demo: Ask and you shall receive

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10/26/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS officials have extended an olive branch to power wheelchair providers who complain that they deny too many claims due to simple clerical errors.

H.R. 6490: Representatives 'get it'

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10/12/2012

WASHINGTON – Add at least three more representatives to the list of co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, the bill to replace the current competitive bidding program with an industry-backed and economist-approved market-pricing program (MPP).

Ex-owners of DME wholesale company charged with fraud

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10/12/2012

ONTARIO, Calif. – The former owners of a DME wholesale company based here were arrested and charged Oct. 10 in connection with a fraud scheme involving $16.6 million worth of false claims, according to a Department of Justice news release.

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