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ALJ backlog

In brief: OMHA hearing frustrates, Burmans gets nod


WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) held a hearing last week on the ongoing backlog of audits and efforts to address the problem, but industry stakeholders who attended said it was extremely frustrating.

Audits permeate Congress this week


WASHINGTON – Audits take the spotlight in Washington, D.C., this week as lawmakers seek to address ongoing concerns with Medicare’s audit system.

Industry testimony ‘moves’ SBA


WASHINGTON – It wasn’t the HME industry’s first time testifying before the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) about overreaching regulatory burdens, but last week, something was different, stakeholders say.

A call to take on audits


Times are trying for our industry, but it’s during these times that leaders rise to the top. In the past years, as we’ve taken on the competitive bidding issue together, I’ve seen our providers transform into leaders, writers, organizers and advocates.