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Hill briefing: Associations tag team on access issues

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02/15/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society held a well-attended Capitol Hill briefing on Feb. 14 to detail access problems for patients.

Stakeholders continue drumbeat on IFR

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02/14/2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to tell him, in writing, the specific steps he would take to make sure the agency reviews and releases an interim final rule.

HHS budget proposes bid process for rural areas

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02/13/2018

WASHINGTON – The budget for the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2019 proposes two tweaks to Medicare’s competitive bidding program for DME.

Massachusetts Medicaid transitions to preferred supplier

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02/09/2018

BOSTON – If HME providers have to deal with a preferred supplier for incontinence supplies, a new Medicaid contract in Massachusetts might be the way to go.

In brief: AAH, ATS make their case, Hollister Inc. shifts away from wound care

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02/09/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society will share the impacts of Medicare’s competitive bidding program on oxygen patients at a Feb. 14 congressional staff briefing.

Spending bill includes DME-related provisions

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02/09/2018

WASHINGTON – Home infusion and O&P providers are the big winners with the passage of a government spending bill early this morning.

AAH, ATS make their case on the Hill

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02/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society will share the impacts of Medicare’s competitive bidding program on oxygen patients at a Feb. 14 congressional staff briefing.

Texas lawmakers eye contract

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02/07/2018

AUSTIN, Texas – Superior HealthPlan’s contract with the state of Texas could face scrutiny by a state ethics committee, according to local news reports.

Stakeholders unrelenting on IFR

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02/02/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry efforts to lobby lawmakers to pressure the Office of Management and Budget to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program are moving the needle, stakeholders say.

Industry appeals for ‘common sense’

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02/02/2018

WASHINGTON – HME issues took center stage at the inaugural meeting of a new CMS focus group aimed at putting “Patients Over Paperwork.”

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