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Group: Final rule didn’t go far enough on liquid oxygen

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11/06/2018

WASHINGTON – A group of patient and physician groups has expressed its disappointment that CMS did not carve out liquid oxygen from its competitive bidding program in a recently released final rule.

Invacare reports ‘mixed’ financial results

Last week, company laid off 50 employees
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11/06/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales decreased 2.5% to $244.6 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

Stakeholders unpack disappointing final rule

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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – The lack of substantial changes in the competitive bidding-related final rule likely comes down to cost, say HME industry stakeholders.

CMS sticks with ‘flawed’ pricing during gap period

‘Suppliers can’t wait for the more sustainable rates that we expect from future rounds of an improved bidding program. They need relief now,’ says AAH’s Tom Ryan
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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS appears to have done little to change its competitive bidding-related rule from the time it was proposed in July until it was finalized on Nov. 1.

CMS releases final bid-related rule

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has released the anxiously awaited DMEPOS/ESRD Final Rule—without increasing payment amounts in former competitive bidding areas during the gap period.

Can CMS freeze SPAs without contracts?

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Monday, October 29, 2018
By Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, MiraVista, LLC

In the recent ESRD Proposed Rule, CMS conveyed their intent to freeze reimbursement in Competitive Bid Areas (CBAs) using the single payment amounts (SPAs) when the program ends on Dec.

Stakeholders debut online bidding resource

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10/19/2018

WASHINGTON  – AAHomecare and other industry groups have rolled out a resource to help providers prepare for the next round of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Providers should lean on non-assignment, Baird says

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – HME providers need to make a “tough call” on how they plan to handle an upcoming gap period in the competitive bidding program, healthcare attorney Jeff Baird told Medtrade attendees on Monday afternoon.

Bidding on the brain

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall always makes me think of the end of the year, and the end of the year always makes me wonder about the most read stories of the year.

Stark, Baird on post-Jan. 1

They address referral source re-education, capped rental conundrums, and outdated agreements
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09/14/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Medicare landscape could look very different on Jan. 1, 2019, but industry watchers don’t expect any knee-jerk reactions from HME providers.

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