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Price ‘hands down’ best pick, poll respondents say

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12/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – The overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (85%) say the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services could signal the start of good things for the HME industry.

Stakeholders ready case for other payers to follow Medicare

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12/16/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are looking into whether or not other payers should have to follow Medicare’s lead and retroactively delay reimbursement cuts that went into effect in rural areas on July 1.

CMS reports decrease in identified overpayments

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12/16/2016

WASHINGTON – Recovery audit contractors identified and corrected nearly $441 million in improper payments in Fiscal year 2015—a decrease of 82.8% compared to 2014.

In brief: Bid relief becomes official, BioScrip restructures credit

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12/16/2016

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Dec. 13 signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, which offers some relief to HME providers in rural areas.

CMS reports decrease in identified overpayments

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12/15/2016

WASHINGTON – Recovery audit contractors identified and corrected nearly $441 million in improper payments in Fiscal year 2015—a decrease of 82.8% compared to 2014.

Bid relief becomes official

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12/13/2016

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is set to sign into law today the 21st Century Cures Act, which offers some relief to HME providers in rural areas.

Devil in the details: Stakeholders await guidance on bid relief

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12/09/2016

WASHINGTON – Now that a rollback of a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in rural areas is a foregone conclusion, the big question is: How will CMS follow through on Congress’ directive?

In brief: CMS releases nat’l health expenditures, OIG says two brands dominate mail-order market for diabetes supplies

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12/09/2016

WASHINGTON – Per-capita healthcare spending grew by 5% and overall healthcare spending grew by 5.8% in 2015, according to a recent study by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.

Cures Act headed to president

Bill will roll back second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect this year in rural areas
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12/07/2016

WASHINGTON – The 21st Century Cures Act, which includes important provisions related to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, has been passed by the Senate and is now headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

CMS releases nat’l health expenditures for 2015

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12/06/2016

WASHINGTON – Per-capita healthcare spending grew by 5% and overall healthcare spending grew by 5.8% in 2015, according to a recent study by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.

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