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In brief: Medicare audits, Anthem rate cuts, NC win


WASHINGTON – Starting Aug. 3, auditors will restart their audit functions, according to a recently published FAQ from CMS.

Anthem declines to rescind rate cuts


WASHINGTON – Anthem does not plan to rescind rate reductions of 11% to 60% for HME, AAHomecare reports.

The payer and its subsidiary, Amerigroup, implemented the cuts for its commercial and government plans in the 22 states it serves.

Round 2021: All eyes on CMS

‘We’re beginning to see a surge, and we don’t know what the fall and winter will bring’

WASHINGTON – There’s no crystal ball, but after two meetings with high-level CMS officials in late June, industry stakeholders feel there could be a chance the agency pauses Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

AAH provides update on Tricare and COVID-19 relief


WASHINGTON – Tricare East contractor Human Military loaded new reimbursement rates authorized by the CARES Act into their system on June 3, according to AAHomecare.

Tax-paying providers lose 21%, organizations say


WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has joined 17 other health care organizations in sending a letter to Congress asking them to fix a tax penalty embedded in the CARES Act.

AAHomecare sees increased support


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare says it has seen a strong increase in the number of companies supporting the association at the corporate partner level.

In brief: AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid, LUCI launches


WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.

AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid relief


WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.

Stakeholders press CMS for delay

They’re also asking lawmakers to apply pressure

WASHINGTON – It’s time to take “one last shot” at getting CMS to delay Round 2021, with the agency scheduled to announce payment amounts this summer, says AAHomecare.

AAHomecare: Time to ‘raise awareness’ on bid delay


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is urging its members to ask lawmakers to support a one-year delay of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.