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In brief: HME Woman of the Year, vent contracts, OIG on NCB

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09/04/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year. 

CMS mostly followed bid rules, says OIG

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09/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS consistently followed established procedures and applicable requirements for its competitive bidding program for the majority of winning suppliers, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Finalists named for HME Woman of the Year

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09/02/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.

CMS seeks to modify ‘reasonable and necessary,’ establish MCIT

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09/01/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has published a proposed rule that seeks to codify in regulations the definition of “reasonable and necessary” with modifications, including adding a reference to Medicare patients and a reference to commercial health insurer coverage policies.

‘Life has changed’ for HME providers

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08/28/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – What’s it like to be an HME provider in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic? It runs the gamut from watching your business dry up, to feeling like the mask police to not being able to hug your mom.

In brief: OIG report, call for proposals, new videocast

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08/28/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

OIG calls on CMS to improve consistency in reviews

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08/28/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

MAMES virtual event gains steam

Thirteen associations have signed on to join
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08/21/2020

DULUTH, Minn. – With its annual events bringing in a “huge chunk” of revenues each year, MAMES has decided to go big with a virtual conference this fall.

In brief: RAC reviews, Sunrise acquires, Protech gains

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08/21/2020

WASHINGTON – Performant, Medicare’s RAC, has notified providers by letter that, per authorization from CMS, it will resume certain medical review activities, according to the van Halem Group.

RAC notifies providers of reviews

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08/21/2020

WASHINGTON – Performant, Medicare’s RAC, has notified providers by letter that, per authorization from CMS, it will resume certain medical review activities, according to the van Halem Group.

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