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Oklahoma considers steep cuts for Medicaid

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04/11/2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has had to map out budget scenarios for the upcoming fiscal year based on a 5% to 15% reduction in state appropriations, according to Tulsa World.

MassHealth moves toward preferred manufacturer model

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04/04/2017

BOSTON – MassHealth has published a request for response for a preferred manufacturer/distributor for incontinence products, according to the Home Medical Equipment Services Association of New England.

With Verma in place, it’s time to get to work

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03/17/2017

WASHINGTON – Seema Verma, the new CMS administrator, is a relative unknown as far as HME is concerned, but stakeholders say having new leadership in place offers new opportunities to press forward on a host of issues.

Verma is your new CMS administrator

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03/14/2017

WASHINGTON – The Senate has voted 55-43 to approve the nomination of Seema Verma, a health policy consultant from Indiana, as CMS administrator.

Nominee Verma to face Senate committee

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02/15/2017

WASHINGTON – Seema Verma, President Trump’s pick to run CMS, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday at 10 a.m.

Oklahoma Medicaid announces 25% cuts

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03/31/2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the state’s Medicaid program, is cutting reimbursement rates for more than 46,000 providers by 25%, according to local news reports.

Coming soon to all Medicaid: face-to-face rule

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has put physicians and HME providers on alert that they must soon comply with a face-to-face rule for Medicaid recipients.

Face-to-face rule moves to Medicaid

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS this week published final regulations for implementing a face-to-face rule for Medicaid.

Arkray snags Medi-Cal contract

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11/10/2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Arkray USA has secured a three-year contract with California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, to supply recipients with its line of blood glucose meters, test strips and related supplies.

GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid

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06/16/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to do a better job overseeing Medicaid managed care, the Government Accountability Office says in a report public released June 18.

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