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Just say no?

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Monday, April 23, 2018

During a round of many calls last week, I spoke with someone who attended Medtrade Spring last month who spoke with someone else in-the-know about Medicare’s competitive bidding program. They discussed the question everyone wants answered: What. Will. Happen. Next?

In brief: Mulvaney comments on IFR, AAH plans response to tariffs

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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said last week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

Mulvaney on IFR: We hear you

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04/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said this week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

AADE releases tip sheet for mail-order diabetes program

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04/03/2018

CHICAGO – The American Association of Diabetes Educators has released a tip sheet for navigating Medicare’s national

Omnibus bill moves forward without H.R. 4229

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03/22/2018

WASHINGTON – Despite support from key committees of jurisdiction in Congress, the omnibus bill does not contain language providing relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders call for ‘immediate action’ on sign-on letter

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02/26/2018

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released a congressional sign-on letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.

Round 2019: ‘Unfeasible if CMS sticks to business as usual’

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02/23/2018

WASHINGTON – It’s becoming less and less likely that CMS will make its target implementation date for Round 2019, industry stakeholders say.

Trump mostly falls short in first year, respondents say

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02/23/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – A little more than half of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say President Donald Trump hasn’t had a positive impact on their businesses in his first year

Stakeholders ‘aghast’ at bid proposal

‘We’ve already stripped the benefit and I don’t think there’s any more savings to be had’
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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say they are as surprised as anyone by a proposal to expand Medicare’s competitive bidding program to rural areas.

Hill briefing: Associations tag team on access issues

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02/15/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society held a well-attended Capitol Hill briefing on Feb. 14 to detail access problems for patients.

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