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IFR comments pass 100 mark

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07/03/2018

WASHINGTON – A competitive bidding-related interim final rule had 136 comments on Monday, July 9, the deadline.

Stakeholders push for comments on bid-related IFR

‘CMS refers to comments all the time,’ says VGM’s Gallagher
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06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – With only two weeks left until a July 9 deadline, a paltry 56 comments have been submitted in response to a competitive bidding-related interim final rule.

CMS to allow use of IFR rates in Medicaid calculations

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06/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has agreed that states can process claims using the higher fee schedule amounts for claims in rural areas from June 1-Dec. 16, 2018, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

VGM crafts comment template

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05/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has created a template for suppliers to use when drafting their comments on the interim final rule.

CMS rule falls far short of bid relief

‘We have to go back to Congress and tell them, you have to fix it’
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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The long-anticipated interim final rule landed with a thud last week, when it became apparent that it offered little in the way of bid relief, say industry stakeholders.

CMS provides limited bid relief

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will publish an interim final rule in the Federal Register on May 11 that resumes reimbursement rates for DME included in the competitive bidding program to the 50/50 blended rates from June 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018, in rural areas.

Status changes for bid-related IFR

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – The status of an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program was changed to “concluded” on May 8.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders target ESRD rule, as pressure mounts

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say an upcoming rule could be a potential vehicle for changes to Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Bid relief: Sen. Hatch calls for action

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee, has written a letter to HHS and CMS urging them to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, the VGM Group reports.

In brief: Mulvaney comments on IFR, AAH plans response to tariffs

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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said last week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

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