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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.

As utilization goes, so goes The Scooter Store

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10/05/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Utilization for K0823, the most popular power wheelchair, is down about 25% so far this year—a statistic not lost on The Scooter Store.

Competitive bidding opponents mobilize

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10/04/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry stakeholders have lined up a series of events and initiatives to ramp up the fight against competitive bidding.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

OIG work plan includes several new reviews for DME

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10/03/2012

WASHINGTON – What durable medical equipment will bear the brunt of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) scrutiny next year? Diabetes supplies.

CMS scrutinizes diabetes bids

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09/28/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to awarding contracts in the national mail order bid for diabetes supplies, CMS may be doing its homework this time around, industry stakeholders say.

Industry leaders urge swift action

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09/28/2012

WASHINGTON – It’s do or die; it’s make or break; it’s now or never. Any of these sayings aptly describe the recently introduced bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders say.

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