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CMS issues final ESRD rule

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10/31/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on Thursday afternoon released an ESRD final rule that establishes a permanent home infusion therapy benefit in 2021 and establishes a methodology for establishing fee schedules for new DMEPOS items.

Q&A: Atty Matthew Fischer on appeals

Perfect storm of incentives, recoupments
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10/28/2019

MIAMI – Matthew Fischer, a former senior attorney adviser for the Office Medicare Hearings and Appeals, has seen the ugliness of the appeals backlog from the inside.

Providers place value on non-clinical staff

‘Excellent customer service is a must’
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10/25/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The vast majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll said they pay non-clinical staff more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

In brief: CMS downplays vent concerns, NSM and BraunAbility partner on education

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10/25/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

James Rogers, a man with a story to tell

New president of ATHOMES wants to raise voice of HME
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10/18/2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – James Rogers is a retired CPA who got his start as a Medicare auditor, before becoming CFO, and ultimately, president of a chain of hospitals. Since 1992, he’s owned a number of home medical equipment companies.

In brief: HHS reports reduction in backlog, McKesson hosts roundtable

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10/18/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reduced the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level by 25% through June 30, according to a status report provided to a federal court and obtained by the American Hospital Association.

OIG to review PAP supplies, PMD repairs

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10/18/2019

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has updated its Work Plan to include new reviews for PAP replacement supplies and power mobility device repairs.

HME News names new publisher

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10/17/2019
Sarah Flanagan

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME News, the leading news source for the home medical equipment industry, has named Sarah Flanagan publisher effective Nov. 4.

HHS reports 25% reduction in appeals backlog

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10/16/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reduced the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level by 25% through June 30, according to a

Event puts HME in front of influential senator

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10/11/2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A fundraising event for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., netted nearly $17,000 for the senator’s campaign fund and gave HME providers a chance to re-engage with the longtime industry champion.

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