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CMS issues disaster guidance for DME

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09/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicare will pay for beneficiary-owned DME that has been damaged or destroyed in circumstances related to a declared emergency like Hurricane Harvey.

Providers to SBA: Monitoring clipboards won’t curb fraud

‘The new administration is asking how to get rid of the regulations’
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09/01/2017

WASHINGTON – From accreditation to audits, HME providers let panel members at a Small Business Administration hearing last week know exactly how they feel about burdensome regulations.

In brief: SuperCare acquires LifeCare, AeroCare makes two buys

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09/01/2017

DOWNEY, Calif. – SuperCare Health has acquired the respiratory assets of LifeCare Solutions.

Good works: AvaCare Medical, Lofta support Hurricane Harvey victims

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09/01/2017

LAKEWOOD, N.J. – A truck loaded with supplies left for New Jersey for Houston Aug. 30.

All eyes on new bid-related rule

‘It sounds like a good thing, but we just don’t know what’s in it’
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09/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The website of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the Office of Management and Budget now shows an interim final rule pending review titled “Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provider Relief in Non-Competitive Bidding Areas.”

VGM group connects younger workforce

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08/28/2017

Millennials in the office are a hot topic these days, with older generations often bemoaning them for certain stereotypes.

Q&A: VGM’s Buhrmester & Fedor

‘There can be a lot of gray areas, so you need all the information you can get’
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08/28/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Just when HME providers think they have control over documentation and billing, Medicare throws them a curve ball.

Single-source contract ‘promotes favoritism’

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08/28/2017

AMARILLO, Texas – HME providers in Texas have solid ground to stand on when it comes to their criticism of a new Medicaid contract that makes Medline a single-source provider of 244 DME supplies, says an industry attorney.

Round 2019 remains a mystery

‘That it’s taking this long for them to make another announcement means there are changes being made’
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers shouldn’t be worried that they’re closing in on one year before the launch of Round 2019 of competitive bidding and they don’t have any details on how CMS plans to proceed, stakeholders say.

New audit program makes concessions

Puts emphasis on education, rewards improved performance
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders and billing consultants are “cautiously optimistic” about a new program aimed at streamlining the number of audits.

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