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NHIA keeps pressure on CMS

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09/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders met with CMS officials on Sept. 17 to discuss their concerns with home infusion provisions included in a recent proposed rule.

Proposed rule lifts unnecessary regulations, CMS says

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09/18/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS released a proposed rule yesterday aimed at removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements.

Coalition wants liquid oxygen out of bid program

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09/07/2018

WASHINGTON – A coalition of 20 patient and physician groups is asking CMS to remove liquid oxygen from its competitive bidding program.

AAH responds to recent proposed rule

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08/21/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare argues that CMS should pay HME providers in competitive bidding areas a higher rate during an upcoming “gap period” in the program, according to comments submitted by the association this week in response to a recent proposed rule.

CMS’s Seema Verma: Current bid structure ‘not sustainable’

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07/12/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS Administrator Seema Verma says she wants to “modernize” the agency’s long-standing competitive bidding program for DMEPOS by instituting market-oriented reforms.

Proposed rule includes several home infusion changes

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07/03/2018

WASHINGTON – Temporary transitional payments for home infusion therapy are moving forward, according to an upcoming proposed rule.

Bidding and bundling: Providers heed call to comment

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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say a large number of providers answered the call to submit comments by Sept. 2 on a proposed rule to, among other things, expand the competitive bidding program nationwide.

CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters

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08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training.” The agency defines those individuals as orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced-practical nurses and physicia