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In brief: US joins lawsuit against Arriva, SMRC targets PAP supplies

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02/22/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Justice Department has joined in a lawsuit that alleges Arriva Medical offered Medicare beneficiaries “free upgrades” of glucometers.

SMRC adds PAP supplies to to-do list

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02/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor, has added PAP supplies to its review list. The audit is a post-payment review of claims for dates of service from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec.

SMRC: Noridian is in, StrategicHealthSolutions is out

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05/11/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has taken over yet another CMS contract.

In brief: Noridian named new SMRC contractor, Bachenheimer opens DC office for Brown & Fortunato

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03/23/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has been awarded a $227 million Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contract by CMS. The primary role of the SMRC is to conduct nationwide medical review of Part A, Part B and DME providers as directed by CMS.

Noridian named new SMRC contractor

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03/23/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has been awarded a $227 million Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contract by CMS. The primary role of the SMRC is to conduct nationwide medical review of Part A, Part B and DME providers as directed by CMS.

SMRC cuts providers some slack

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12/09/2016

WASHINGTON – SMRC contractors will give providers more time to respond to results letters, AAHomecare reported this week.

Regulatory review: Suspensions, overpayments and exemptions

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04/15/2016

WASHINGTON – From a regulatory perspective, the first several months of 2016 have brought pain, and a little bit of relief, to HME providers.

Is SMRC cherry-picking old claims?

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06/06/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – StrategicHealthSolutions is digging deep in its latest round of post-pay reviews, industry stakeholders say: diabetes supply claims from 2011-2012.

Is CMS preparing for hunting season?

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Jamie Loper
co-founder, DMEevalumate

As Elmer Fudd would say “Be vewwy, vewwy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits!” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may not be hunting rabbits, but they’re hunting the very elusive greenbacks.

Meet SMRC, Medicare's newest audit contractor

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05/10/2013

WASHINGTON – StrategicHealthSolutions, a new audit contractor, has begun targeting claims for post-pay review. The problem, say stakeholders: Many have already been audited.