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Access survey slams bid program

‘This report empirically validates the problems we have been experiencing with the competitive bidding program for the past several years’
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10/11/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME, according to a final report from Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.

Stakeholders take stock in wake of Price’s resignation

‘While it does slow down our momentum, it will not stop us’
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10/06/2017

WASHINGTON – Tom Price’s resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t have an impact on a pending interim final rule, industry stakeholders say. What’s lesser known: Whether it will have an impact on a final fix for the competitive bidding program.

Legal landscape: M&A, managed care top hot spots

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10/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – With increased complexity in the HME industry, comes increased legal ground to cover, say healthcare attorneys, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and managed care.

AAH, VGM respond to Price’s resignation

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10/03/2017

WASHINGTON – While the HME industry has lost a strong advocate in former HHS Secretary Tom Price, AAHomecare and VGM say they won’t be deterred in their fight to reform the competitive bidding program and address other issues.

Tom Price is out at HHS

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09/29/2017

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, a long-time champion of the HME industry, will resign effective 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29.

Survey highlights broken Medicare system

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09/28/2017

WASHINGTON – More than three-quarters of case managers have experienced difficulties with the discharge of patients who need home medical equipment, according to the preliminary results of a new survey from AAHomecare.

Updated data, CMS’s central office and The Circus Ship

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We go live with 2016 data for our HME Databank on Oct. 1. I’ve been playing around in a test site this week, and let me tell you, the data ain’t pretty.

Consumers throw support behind accessories bill

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09/26/2017

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/22/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

All eyes on new bid-related rule

‘It sounds like a good thing, but we just don’t know what’s in it’
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09/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The website of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the Office of Management and Budget now shows an interim final rule pending review titled “Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provider Relief in Non-Competitive Bidding Areas.”

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