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In brief: Audits pile up, M&A heats up, Masimo sues Apple

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09/18/2020

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

Stakeholders size up Biden vs. Trump

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09/18/2020

WASHINGTON - How will the November elections impact the HME industry?

Outlook for 2020: ‘Focus on service and trust’

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09/18/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit home that providers need to go from being HMEs to HMAs—home medical advisors, said Invacare’s Matthew Monaghan during last week’s HME News Business Summit.

Audits start to pile up

Dressings, orthotics, urological supplies, CGMs all under review
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09/15/2020

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

Oxygen bill ‘ready and waiting’

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives is now on the hunt for a vehicle for H.R. 8158, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy.

In brief: COVID vaccine, Hub’s and Sears, MedCare’s new digs

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

UPDATED: House committee approves new oxygen-related bill

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09/08/2020

WASHINGTON – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved new legislation that seeks to address unsustainable oxygen reimbursement for stationary oxygen products, including oxygen concentrators, furnished in rural areas.

Bid relief: Everything is on the table, stakeholders say

From getting Senate sign-on letter to finding vehicles for H.R. 2771
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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent the August recess following up with committees of jurisdiction in Congress as part of their continued efforts to pause Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Depending on the contractor, audits are very much up and running

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09/04/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Audits have started to pop up in a number of places, including more recently, from the SMRC, says Andrea Stark.

Advocacy: Mind the GAPs

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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – A revamped Grassroots Accountability Project led by AAHomecare and VGM now has volunteers in place covering legislative offices in 31 states, but it needs more.

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