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Stakeholders meet with CMS on bid program

They expect additional info to be released in next few months
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01/11/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are focusing on CMS as they seek their footing in a bumpy start to the 116th Congress.

TPE program: Still a work in progress

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01/11/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated its “Targeted Probe and Educate” program in two ways that could potentially make it easier and more fair for HME providers.

In brief: Supplier numbers decline, Kansas Medicaid proposes rate cut

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01/11/2019

WASHINGTON – The number of DMEPOS suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas decreased 11% in 2017, according to a new study from the Government Accounting Office.

GAO: Supplier numbers decline again

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01/10/2019

WASHINGTON – The number of DMEPOS suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas decreased 11% in 2017, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.

CMS tweaks TPE program

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01/08/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on Dec. 31 implemented the “TPE 10-Claim Preview Pilot” to help reduce the burden for compliant DME providers, AAHomecare reports.

In brief: NSM crosses border, audit targets Pacific Medical

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01/04/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility’s presence now extends into Canada. The complex rehab provider announced Jan. 3 that it has bought SelfCare Home Health Products in Vancouver, British Columbia, its first acquisition outside of the United States.

Providers set priorities for 2019

‘We can’t do anything about reimbursement, so fix what we can’
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12/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Despite the large number of unknowns for the year ahead, the majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re forging ahead with plans to grow their businesses.

In brief: Budget neutrality dampens certain rates, Brightree buys Apacheta

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12/21/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Providers hold off on ordering—for now

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12/20/2018

NEW YORK – The majority of HME providers are reducing or delaying orders for oxygen and CPAP equipment, but that is likely to be temporary, according to a new survey for the fourth quarter of 2018 from Needham & Company.

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement

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12/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

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