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MACs ease denial process for oxygen claims

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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs are adding modifiers that will allow HME providers to provide additional information related to the coverage and/or liability when the policy criteria are not met for oxygen patients.

CMS provides limited bid relief

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will publish an interim final rule in the Federal Register on May 11 that resumes reimbursement rates for DME included in the competitive bidding program to the 50/50 blended rates from June 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018, in rural areas.

Status changes for bid-related IFR

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – The status of an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program was changed to “concluded” on May 8.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders target ESRD rule, as pressure mounts

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say an upcoming rule could be a potential vehicle for changes to Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

In brief: AAH tallies impact of Cures provision, MACs drop revised CMN requirement

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – The Medicaid programs of 11 states have indicated that they will be changing their fee schedules to match Medicare’s, AAHomecare reports.

Bid relief: Sen. Hatch calls for action

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee, has written a letter to HHS and CMS urging them to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, the VGM Group reports.

AAHomecare tallies impact of Cures provision

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – The Medicaid programs of 11 states have indicated that they will be changing their fee schedules to match Medicare’s, AAHomecare reports.

DME MACs: Revised CMNs aren’t necessary

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04/30/2018

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs have rescinded part of their updated guidance for the oxygen CMN.

Round 2019: Plenty of questions, still no answers

‘I need to decide what my next move is,’ says one contract provider
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04/27/2018

WASHINGTON – With only seven months to go until the current competitive bidding contracts expire across the country, HME providers are getting antsy for information on Round 2019.

In brief: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users, NSM makes buy

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04/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the U.S. experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by ComRes for the Toyota Mobility Foundation, polled wheelchair users in five countries.

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