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Work group aims to ‘reframe’ payment for technology

‘Why is it important and what does it prevent?’
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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The members of AAHomecare’s new Hi Tech Work Group will meet face-to-face at Medtrade Spring to set next steps in their goal of getting private payers to increase reimbursement for new oxygen and sleep therapy technology, or create new payment models for them

In brief: Republicans push through Price’s confirmation, reps introduce separate benefit legislation

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Competitive bidding: CMS to combine all future bids into one

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02/01/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS today announced it will consolidate all rounds of the competitive bidding program into a single competition, Round 2019.

UPDATE: Republicans push Price’s confirmation through committee

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02/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Senate Democrats delay Price’s confirmation

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01/31/2017

WASHINGTON – Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have boycotted a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., according to news reports.

N.C., Va. groups merge

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01/27/2017

CARY, N.C. – The move by two state associations to form one regional association follows larger industry trends of consolidation.

Expect audits to get more aggressive

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01/27/2017

atlanta – When ZPIC auditors come calling, it’s important not to throw up your hands in surrender because there’s too much at stake, said healthcare attorney Ross Burris.

In brief: NCART fights for separate billing, F&P responds to potential Trump tariff on Mexico

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS’s decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.

Providers stay grounded in retail

See and feel matters, say majority of respondents to HME Newspoll
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01/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – The larger trends in retail may point to the cloud, but for HME providers, it’s still all about bricks and mortar, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Stakeholders home in on Medicaid strategy

‘The states are going to get less money and the big question now is, how are they going to deal with that?’
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01/20/2017

WASHINTON – A directive from Congress to tie Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare reimbursement will be a tough pill to swallow for not only HME providers but also states, industry stakeholders say.

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