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In brief: HHS reports reduction in backlog, McKesson hosts roundtable

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10/18/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reduced the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level by 25% through June 30, according to a status report provided to a federal court and obtained by the American Hospital Association.

OIG to review PAP supplies, PMD repairs

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10/18/2019

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has updated its Work Plan to include new reviews for PAP replacement supplies and power mobility device repairs.

HME News names new publisher

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10/17/2019
Sarah Flanagan

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME News, the leading news source for the home medical equipment industry, has named Sarah Flanagan publisher effective Nov. 4.

HHS reports 25% reduction in appeals backlog

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10/16/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reduced the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level by 25% through June 30, according to a

Event puts HME in front of influential senator

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10/11/2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A fundraising event for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., netted nearly $17,000 for the senator’s campaign fund and gave HME providers a chance to re-engage with the longtime industry champion.

States continue to grapple with Cures Act

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10/11/2019

WASHINGTON – HME providers in California and Indiana have recently received reprieves from steep Medicaid cuts, but the discussion is going to be ongoing in those states and others as Medicaid programs still try to comply with the 21st Century Cures Act.

In brief: HHS proposes changes to Stark Law, Estrella named Homecare Champion

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10/11/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the Stark Law that would, among other things, create new exceptions that recognize incentives are different in healthcare systems that pay for value- vs. volume-based care.

Karyn Estrella to be recognized as Homecare Champion

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10/11/2019

WASHINGTON – Karyn Estrella has been named as the 2019 Van G. Miller Homecare Champion.

HHS provides first look at proposed changes to Stark Law

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10/10/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the Stark Law that would, among other things, create new exceptions that recognize incentives are different in healthcare systems that pay for value- vs. volume-based care.

CMS re-commits to gap filling

Stakeholders worry about having flawed methodology ‘set in stone’
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10/04/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders agree that fee schedule amounts for new technology are an issue that needs to be addressed, but when CMS publishes its final rule in the next few weeks, they say the best-case scenario might be the status quo.

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