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Small Business Committee goes to bat for HME

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05/24/2017

WASHINGTON – The House Small Business Committee is asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for relief for HME providers.

CareCentrix, Performant specialize fraud efforts

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05/23/2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has teamed up with Performant Financial Corporation, the new national RAC for DME, home health and hospice, to deploy specialized analytics and algorithms to better identify and decrease waste and fraud, it announced May 23.

Prior auth legislation could nudge CMS forward

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare hopes a new bill will be the legislative push for CMS to speed up a prior authorization process for certain HME.

Appeals backlog wears on

‘Hopefully we’re still in business when our cases get to a judge,’ says provider Donna Barraclough
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05/19/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A whopping 92% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they have claims stuck at the administrative law judge level and are waiting—and waiting—for hearing dates.

In brief: Medtrade shifts to shorter show, congresswoman circulates support letter

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05/19/2017

ATLANTA – Medtrade officials have shortened this year’s show and added a cash incentive to attendees who stick around for the duration.

Medtrade shifts to shorter show

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05/19/2017

ATLANTA – Medtrade officials have shortened this year’s show and added a cash incentive to attendees who stick around for the duration.

Congresswoman releases support letter

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05/18/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. R-Wash., is circulating a sign-on letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

Rep. Blackburn introduces prior auth legislation

Stakeholders applaud the move, believe CMS isn’t moving fast enough to require PA for broader spectrum of HME
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05/17/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation that would require prior authorization for certain high priced HME, AAHomecare reported this morning.

In brief: CGS begins payment adjustments, Praxair-Linde deal back on

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05/12/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS will begin adjusting tens of thousands of claims from non-competitive bidding areas each day for about the next 24 weeks, the DME MAC for Jurisdictions B and C announced May 8.

CGS begins payment adjustments

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05/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS will begin adjusting tens of thousands of claims from non-competitive bidding areas each day for about the next 24 weeks, the DME MAC for Jurisdictions B and C announced May 8.

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