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MedPAC report takes CMS to task on orthotics

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06/29/2018

WASHINGTON – Although industry stakeholders disagree with a recent MedPAC recommendation to include off-the-shelf orthotics in Medicare’s competitive bidding program, a r

In brief: MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program, several DME product categories dropped from Trump tariffs

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06/22/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

AAH updates: Bidding, MedPAC, Medicaid

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06/21/2018

AAHomecare submitted two letters to Health and Human Services and CMS officials this week.

MedPAC makes case for ramping up bid program

Commission says CMS has authority to include more products, like vents, in program
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06/18/2018

WASHINGTON – MedPAC’s June 2018 report to Congress recommends that CMS include more DMEPOS products in the competitive bidding program as a way to improve Medicare’s payment policies and reduce fraud and abuse.

AAH on bid relief: ‘We’re not going away’

Stakeholders push bill in Congress, press CMS on IFR, and go on offense with MedPAC
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03/30/2018

LAS VEGAS – After a brief timeout for Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas last week, AAHomecare officials are back at it in Washington, D.C.

Stakeholders: We’re monitoring MedPAC

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12/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment and Advisory Committee offered a mixed bag of observations about the competitive bidding program at a recent meeting, but they likely won’t lead to any significant changes, say industry stakeholders.

In brief: MedPAC recommends CMS shift more products into bid program, AmerisourceBergen buys H.D. Smith

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11/20/2017

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee made payment policy recommendations for non-competitively bid DMEPOS during a meeting earlier this month, according to Epstein Becker & Green, a healthcare law firm.

MedPAC to CMS: Shift more products into bid program

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11/22/2017

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee made payment policy recommendations for non-competitively bid DMEPOS during a meeting earlier this month, according to Epstein Becker & Green, a healthcare law firm.

Head banging

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Friday, July 28, 2017

In case you missed it, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) in June published