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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.”

Round 2019 remains a mystery

‘That it’s taking this long for them to make another announcement means there are changes being made’
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers shouldn’t be worried that they’re closing in on one year before the launch of Round 2019 of competitive bidding and they don’t have any details on how CMS plans to proceed, stakeholders say.

Apria letter spotlights grandfathering provision

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08/18/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Grandfathering under the competitive bidding program came up recently when Medicare beneficiaries in California received a letter from Apria Healthcare saying that, as of August, they must transition to a contracted provider.

Regulatory news: CMS revamps audits, lawmakers question CPAP bundling

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08/18/2017

WASHINGTON – Claims submitted by providers that have the highest claim error rates or billing practices that vary significantly from their peers will soon face increased scrutiny, CMS has announced.

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