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OIG calls on CMS to improve consistency in reviews

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08/28/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

MAMES virtual event gains steam

Thirteen associations have signed on to join
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08/21/2020

DULUTH, Minn. – With its annual events bringing in a “huge chunk” of revenues each year, MAMES has decided to go big with a virtual conference this fall.

In brief: RAC reviews, Sunrise acquires, Protech gains

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08/21/2020

WASHINGTON – Performant, Medicare’s RAC, has notified providers by letter that, per authorization from CMS, it will resume certain medical review activities, according to the van Halem Group.

RAC notifies providers of reviews

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08/21/2020

WASHINGTON – Performant, Medicare’s RAC, has notified providers by letter that, per authorization from CMS, it will resume certain medical review activities, according to the van Halem Group.

In brief: Bid relief, first audits, new Numotion location

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08/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s champions in the House of Representatives have indicated that they’re still invested in securing permanent relief for rural and other non-bid suppliers, AAHomecare says.

AAH: There’s still time for permanent bid relief

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08/13/2020

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s champions in the House of Representatives have indicated that they’re still invested in securing permanent relief for rural and other non-bid suppliers

CGS announces reviews for back braces, test strips

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08/13/2020

ATLANTA – CGS has announced that the Jurisdiction B medical review department will begin complex post-pay service-specific reviews on back braces and lithium batteries for glucose monitors, according to the van Halem Group.

Stakeholders seek to fill GAP

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08/07/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the VGM Group are working to with state and regional HME associations to revamp the Grassroots Accountability Project.

Lawmakers, stakeholders continue press for bid delay

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08/06/2020

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation has asked CMS Administrator Seema Verma to delay Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program during the public health emergency.

CMS moves to solidify telehealth

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08/04/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, following President Trump’s signing of the “Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access” on Aug. 3.

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