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Heard at Heartland: Engage your employees, leverage growing demand

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06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – Whether it’s medical supplies or a hot dog stand, if you want to build a world-class company, your employees need to provide exemplary service, said keynote speaker John DiJulius at the Heartland Conference last week.

In brief: MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program, several DME product categories dropped from Trump tariffs

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06/22/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

AAH updates: Bidding, MedPAC, Medicaid

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06/21/2018

AAHomecare submitted two letters to Health and Human Services and CMS officials this week.

MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program

Commission says CMS has authority to include more products, like vents, in program
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06/18/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

‘Pay attention to the details,’ says Doug Coleman

He’s this year’s AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate
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06/08/2018

LOVELAND, Colo. – Doug Coleman opened Major Medical Supply in 2000, despite seeing the writing on the wall with Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

CQRC questions OIG findings

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05/30/2018

WASHINGTON – The Council on Quality Respiratory Care criticized a recent report from the Office of Inspector General, saying it underestimates the negative impact of the competitive bidding program on access for oxygen patients.

Big difference between CBO, HHS estimates

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05/30/2018

WASHINGTON – Two government agencies have widely differing estimates on a proposal to expand and reform Medicare’s competitive bidding program, according to Inside Health Policy.

In brief: OIG says access intact in bid areas, GAO says to extend prior auths

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05/25/2018

WASHINGTON – Round 2 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program does not appear to have impacted access to oxygen or enteral supplies for most beneficiaries, according to two new reports from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG: Access to oxygen, enteral supplies not impeded

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05/24/2018

WASHINGTON – Round 2 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program does not appear to have impacted access to oxygen or enteral supplies for most beneficiaries, according to two new reports from the Office of Inspector General.

Stakeholders: ‘We’re an industry living in crisis’

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05/18/2018

WASHINGTON – With the fate and details of the interim final rule no longer a mystery, stakeholders and their champions in Congress are putting their full weight behind H.R. 4229, a bill that would provide more broad-based relief in non-competitive bidding areas.

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