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04/07/2017

WASHINGTON – When AAHomecare officials met with Seema Verma for the first time last week, they were pleased to find the new CMS administrator up to speed on key industry issues like com

In brief: SCA forms separate company, ResMed, ATS partner on grant

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04/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders had a meeting with Seema Verma, the new CMS administrator, on April 4, and they were impressed.

AAHomecare ‘encouraged’ after meeting with Verma

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04/06/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders had a meeting with Seema Verma, the new CMS administrator, on April 4, and they were impressed.

SCA forms separate hygiene company

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04/06/2017

PHILADELPHIA – SCA will split its global hygiene and health products into a new company, Essity.

The forest products division will remain under the SCA name.

Cures Act update: Could bill in Minnesota serve as template for relief?

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04/03/2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota could be the first state to introduce legislation to stave off a “pay for” in the 21st Century Cures Act that limits the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement for DME to competitive bidding-influenced Medicare reimbursement starting Jan.

CMS eases requirements for changing providers

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04/03/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed the DME MACs to accept timely orders and medical documentation whether they come from a beneficiary’s treating physician or a transferring HME provider.

In brief: Philips buys pharmacy sleep services provider, Roche sues over alleged rebate scheme

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03/31/2017

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, and SYDNEY – Royal Philips has signed an agreement to buy Australian Pharmacy Sleep Services, in a move that the company says will accelerate its home sleep testing offering through the pharmacy channel in Australia.

New York, New Jersey form NEMEP

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03/27/2017

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York and New Jersey are the two latest states to merge their HME associations.

‘Right this wrong,’ providers tell CMS

Callers to forum outline problems related to drastic rate cuts
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03/24/2017

WASHINGTON – From Martha’s Vineyard to the Pacific Northwest, rural HME providers are struggling to survive in a post-competitive bidding world, they told CMS officials during a call March 23.

New RAC starts ‘slow and steady’

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03/24/2017

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Performant Recovery was officially up and running as of March 8, but the new national RAC for HME is taking its time ramping up its activities.

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