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Stakeholders call for ‘immediate action’ on sign-on letter


WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released a congressional sign-on letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders move on new information


WASHINGTON – New details have pushed to the forefront a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s been held up at the Office of Management and Budget since August.

Stakeholders take stock in wake of Price’s resignation

‘While it does slow down our momentum, it will not stop us’

WASHINGTON – Tom Price’s resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t have an impact on a pending interim final rule, industry stakeholders say. What’s lesser known: Whether it will have an impact on a final fix for the competitive bidding program.

All eyes on new bid-related rule

‘It sounds like a good thing, but we just don’t know what’s in it’

WASHINGTON – The website of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the Office of Management and Budget now shows an interim final rule pending review titled “Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provider Relief in Non-Competitive Bidding Areas.”

Make it stop, all of it

Thursday, October 20, 2016

There are a number of reasons why I want this election cycle to end, some of which will remain nameless.

I’m sure I’m not alone.

Bid delay bill passes in Senate


WASHINGTON – The Senate has passed a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.

Bid relief bill introduced in House


WASHINGTON – A highly anticipated bill in the House of Representatives that would delay an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas has dropped with a bang.

Stakeholders make progress on bidding relief

Democratic co-sponsor, Senate lead have signed on

ATLANTA – A bill that would soften the blow of the national expansion of competitive bidding is coming, AAHomecare officials told Medtrade attendees last week.

Audit relief: CGS explains denials, excludes certain providers


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS Administrators has agreed to make two concessions that should make audits less hair-raising for HME providers in Jurisdiction C.