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RACs are back

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08/08/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that the recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews, but industry stakeholders don’t expect any curveballs.

WOPD: Stakeholders still seek clarification on key issues

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02/07/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS began enforcing the written order prior to delivery (WOPD) requirement on Jan. 1, and providers, for the most part, say they’re on top if it.

Audits: Stakeholders strike while iron is hot

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01/24/2014

WASHINGTON – Expect the outcry over audits to heat up in the coming weeks, say HME industry stakeholders.

Memo could be catalyst in audit battle

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01/17/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent memo from the chief administrative law judge (ALJ) makes it clear that the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is in over its head.

Face-to-face rule inches closer

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12/20/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS plans to start the new year by enforcing part of its face-to-face rule on Jan 1.

Providers avoid shortened timeframe

CMS had wanted to require them to respond to initial documentation requests in 60 days
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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – It looks like the timeframe for responding to initial documentation requests as part of the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program will stand at 75 days.

Bidding update: Capacity, licensure

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11/15/2013

BALTIMORE – The financial capacities that contract suppliers submitted as part of their bids don’t hold much weight, based on new guidance from the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC).

Take PECOS seriously, stakeholders say

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11/08/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has set a new start date for denying DME claims with the names of physicians who are not enrolled in PECOS and, this time, it may stick, industry stakeholders say.

Q&A: Wayne Stanfield

‘Bidding will change. It has to’
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11/08/2013

WASHINGTON – It’s ironic that Wayne Stanfield feels comfortable retiring now that NAIMES is part of AAHomecare.

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