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VGM calls on Price to take action

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03/21/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group outlined three priorities that need “immediate action,” including relief for HME providers rural areas, in a March 20 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

With Verma in place, it’s time to get to work

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03/17/2017

WASHINGTON – Seema Verma, the new CMS administrator, is a relative unknown as far as HME is concerned, but stakeholders say having new leadership in place offers new opportunities to press forward on a host of issues.

Majority of providers keep business functions in the US

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03/17/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Outsourcing business functions may be on the upswing, but outsourcing them out of the country is still a rarity in the HME industry, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: ResMed, Philips highlight research on World Sleep Day, national specialty pharmacy providers merge

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03/17/2017

AMSTERDAM – Adults recognize that sleep is important, but they still prioritize other things in their lives over sleep, according to a new international survey published by Royal Philips on World Sleep Day.

Verma is your new CMS administrator

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03/14/2017

WASHINGTON – The Senate has voted 55-43 to approve the nomination of Seema Verma, a health policy consultant from Indiana, as CMS administrator.

In brief: CMS solicits input on reimbursement, nat’l RAC ready to roll

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03/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.

HHS still says it can’t meet appeals deadline

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03/09/2017

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services says it won’t meet a deadline to clear a backlog of appeals unless it settles the claims without seeing if they have merit.

CMS solicits input on future reimbursement for non-bid areas

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03/07/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.

Spring renewal: ‘2017 is our year,’ says AAH’s Tom Ryan

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03/03/2017

LAS VEGAS – The HME industry descended on Medtrade Spring last week with renewed vigor.

Slow but steady: Industry convinces other payers to delay cuts

‘As soon as the Medicare fee schedule is updated, it will be easier’
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03/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The industry’s attempts to get other payers to honor a retroactive delay to Medicare reimbursement cuts are starting to pay off.

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