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In brief: AAH reports drop in suppliers, Trustees report shaky finances

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

AAH reports drop in suppliers

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

GAO: MCOs need more oversight

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06/07/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS should take steps to mitigate program risks in managed care, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Medicare’s finances get shakier

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06/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Part of the Medicare Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than expected, according to a new report from the Medicare Board of Trustees.

What’s the score? Industry needs to stay focused

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – A huge variance in cost estimates for a proposal to expand the competitive bidding process to all areas of the country may be eye-catching, but industry stakeholders remain focused on the big picture.

In brief: CMS releases adjusted rates, ResMed buys another software provider

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS on May 25 published the adjusted reimbursement rates that will go into effect for seven months in rural areas.

Big difference between CBO, HHS estimates

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05/30/2018

WASHINGTON – Two government agencies have widely differing estimates on a proposal to expand and reform Medicare’s competitive bidding program, according to Inside Health Policy.

CMS releases adjusted reimbursement rates for rural areas

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05/29/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS last week published the adjusted reimbursement rates that will go into effect for seven months in rural areas.

Post IFR, stakeholders cast wider net for support

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05/25/2018

WASHINGTON – A major goal of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference last week was determining whether or not Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., will continue to lead the HME industry’s bid relief efforts.

CMS taps CPAP, oxygen for documentation pilot

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05/25/2018

WASHINGTON – The ears of HME providers perked up during last week’s AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, when CMS’s Melanie Combs-Dyer said the agency was working on a documentation requirement lookup service for prescribing providers.

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