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In brief: AAH collects funds, Senate green-lights HHS chief

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06/06/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has kicked off a campaign to raise $250,000 in the next two years to develop and launch HME Audit Key, a tool to track audit activity.

Government overpays Medicare Advantage plans, report says

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06/04/2014

WASHINGTON – The federal government overpaid nearly $70 billion to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans between 2008 and 2013, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity (CPI).

Medicare Advantage plans avoid chopping block

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04/08/2014

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has once again reversed its position on cutting reimbursement for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. CMS announced this week that reimbursement for MA plans in 2015 would rise, on average, 0.4%, according to news reports.

Obama proposes cut to Medicare Advantage

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02/25/2014

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has proposed cutting reimbursements rates for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by 1.9% in 2015, Kaiser Health News reports.

MA plan fast tracks contract suppliers

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10/25/2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It may be only one Medicare Advantage plan in one state, but it’s still a development that’s dropping jaws in the HME industry.

Medicare Advantage plan fastracks contract suppliers

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09/27/2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It may be only one Medicare Advantage plan in one state, but it’s still a development that’s dropping jaws in the HME industry.

In brief: Health spending ‘on right track,’ Medicare Advantage enrollment to grow

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09/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Growth in U.S. healthcare spending over the next 10 years will be modest in comparison to historical trends, according to a Sept. 18 report from the CMS Office of the Actuary.

HHS on Medicare Advantage: Enrollment high, premiums low

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09/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is expected to increase for the fourth year in a row in 2014, with only slight increases in premiums expected.

VGM Group inks agreement with Benefits365

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06/18/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has signed an agreement with Benefits365, a company that helps HME providers convert beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage plans, according to a press release.

Analysis: Medicare Advantage enrollment soars

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Medicare Advantage enrollment increased nearly 10% in 2012, and by 30% since 2010, putting enrollment at a record high.

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