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CMS tweaks TPE program

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01/08/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on Dec. 31 implemented the “TPE 10-Claim Preview Pilot” to help reduce the burden for compliant DME providers, AAHomecare reports.

In brief: NSM crosses border, audit targets Pacific Medical

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01/04/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility’s presence now extends into Canada. The complex rehab provider announced Jan. 3 that it has bought SelfCare Home Health Products in Vancouver, British Columbia, its first acquisition outside of the United States.

Providers set priorities for 2019

‘We can’t do anything about reimbursement, so fix what we can’
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12/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Despite the large number of unknowns for the year ahead, the majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re forging ahead with plans to grow their businesses.

In brief: Budget neutrality dampens certain rates, Brightree buys Apacheta

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12/21/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Providers hold off on ordering—for now

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12/20/2018

NEW YORK – The majority of HME providers are reducing or delaying orders for oxygen and CPAP equipment, but that is likely to be temporary, according to a new survey for the fourth quarter of 2018 from Needham & Company.

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement

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12/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Payer relations: Cures Act, state toolkit on agenda for 2019

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – The past year has been a busy one for AAHomecare’s Laura Williard: She met with 28 states about Medicaid rates. 2019 is shaping up to be just as busy, she says.

In brief: CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments, study finds oxygen patients worse off

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.

CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.

OIG to CMS: Collect Medicaid overpayments

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12/12/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS did not collect $1.6 billion in Medicaid overpayments in 77 current period audits and $188.6 million in seven prior period audits, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

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