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Register for Round 2021

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06/12/2019

WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

CMS makes concessions for support surfaces

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06/07/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has implemented a shorter, five-day turnaround time for prior authorizations for support surfaces, but there are no changes to the coverage criteria, CMS officials said during a Special Open Door Forum on June 4.

In brief: CVS doubles down on HealthHUBs, CMS seeks input on paperwork burden

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06/07/2019

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Health will open additional HealthHUBs in Houston this year, as well as in Atlanta, Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and Tampa, the company announced as part of its 2019 Investor Day on June 4.

CMS seeks input on paperwork burden, including documentation requirements for payment

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06/07/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on June 6 issued a Request For Information on how to streamline regulations and cut the “red tape” that weighs down the healthcare system.

CMS provides new details on prior auth process

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06/05/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS will turn around requests for prior authorizations for support surfaces in five business days, the agency announced during a Special Open Door Forum on Tuesday.

CMS will turn around expedited requests in two days, it says.

Survey: Access issues aren’t limited to Medicare

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06/05/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The inability to get HME and supplies in a timely manner is a widespread concern for patients and caregivers, according to an informal survey conducted by People for Quality Care.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in

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05/31/2019

WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

Crunch time for non-invasive vents

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05/31/2019

WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Represenatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

West Va. lawmakers weigh in on bid program

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05/30/2019

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation recently sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking her to be mindful of the challenges rural providers face in Round 2021.

Heavy hitters weigh in on non-invasive vents

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05/29/2019

WASHINGTON – A coalition of patient organizations “implores” HHS and CMS to permanently exclude non-invasive ventilators from the competitive bidding program.

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