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Stakeholders now await final rule

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09/13/2018

WASHINGTON – A CMS proposed rule that, among other things, outlined changes to the competitive bidding program drew 514 comments by a Sept. 10 deadline.

Billing: Meet all requirements

Q. Can there be a review on continued medical need vs. continued use and the requirements?
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08/29/2018

A. For ongoing supplies and rented DME items, in addition to information justifying the initial need of the items and/or supplies, there must be information in the medical record to support that the item continues to remain medically necessary.

In brief: VGM rolls out bid-related tools, CRT providers report reduced access

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08/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released an interactive tool that allows providers to assess what areas CMS has deemed bid, non-rural, rural and non-contiguous.

VGM rolls out bid-related tools

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08/15/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released a tool that allows providers to assess what areas CMS has deemed bid, non-rural, rural and non-contiguous.

In brief: VGM tallies costs by region, Option Care debuts in Louisiana

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08/09/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.

VGM tallies costs by region

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08/07/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.

Stakeholders fine-tune message in August

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08/03/2018

WASHINGTON – As lawmakers head into their August recess, industry stakeholders will keep the focus on a recent proposed rule overhauling Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

In brief: Study details increased Part A costs, PE firm exits respiratory market

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08/03/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – A study sponsored by The VGM Group shows the cost shift that is happening as a result of reduced access to DME for Medicare beneficiaries.

Study details increased Part A costs due to bid program

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07/31/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has added a study that shows the cost shift that is happening as a result of reduced access to DME for Medicare beneficiaries to its lobbying toolbox.

In brief: West Virginia lawmakers go to bat for HME; Patientco, TwelveStone receive investments

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07/27/2018

WASHINGTON – A group of senators and representatives from West Virginia has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma saying the agency’s May 9 interim final rule “does not go far enough” to ensure continued access to DME for the elderly and disabled in rural areas.

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