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CMS details healthcare spending by state

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06/15/2017

WASHINGTON – While most states experienced faster growth in healthcare spending in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and Health Insurance Exchange enrollment, per capita spending in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states grew at similar rates, according to a CMS analysi

OIG finds savings increase from Senior Medicare Patrols

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06/14/2017

WASHINGTON – Senior Medicare Patrol projects achieved $163,904 in cost avoidance on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid in 2016, up from $21,533 in 2015, according to a study from the Office of Inspector General.

Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list of co-signers for bid relief letter

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Caught on tape: Criticism of bid program mixed in with criticism of Obamacare

Also, Secretary Price finally goes on record about access issues
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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – When HHS Secretary Tom Price took to Twitter last week to post several videos of small business owners speaking on the negative impact of Obamacare, one in particular caught the eye of social media-savvy HME providers.

In brief: Industry issues last call to action, OIG finds no access issues

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent Friday pushing to get as many signatures as possible on a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

OIG: Bid program did not impede access

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Most Medicare beneficiaries continued to have access to CPAP/RAD devices after Round 2 of the competitive bidding program began, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Industry issues last call to action for sign-on letter

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06/08/2017

WASHINGTON – Eighty-four members of Congress and counting have signed a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

CareCentrix bends cost curve

Partnership with Performant will decrease waste, create higher-performing networks, company says
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06/02/2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – HME providers may view CareCentrix’s recently announced partnership with Peformant as just another layer of scrutiny, but a company official says it will go a long way toward moving more care into the home.

In brief: Bill tries to force CMS’s hand on O&P certification, HME platform QMES secures financing

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06/02/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have once again introduced a bill that calls on CMS to enforce a law that O&P providers be certified to receive payments under Medicare.

AAH’s Ryan: ‘We are so close’

Industry stakeholders hit the Hill with letter to appeal for bid relief
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05/26/2017

WASHINGTON – The timing of AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference couldn’t have been better, Tom Ryan told attendees on Wednesday, the day before their Capitol Hill meetings.

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