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In brief: Massachusetts moves to preferred supplier, Cooke & Burnell closes

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02/02/2018

BOSTON – The Medicaid program in Massachusetts has entered into a preferred supplier agreement for incontinence supplies with Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply, according to a recent

Massachusetts Medicaid taps Geriatric Medical as preferred supplier

State says it will save $3.7M
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02/02/2018

BOSTON – The Medicaid program in Massachusetts has entered into a preferred supplier agreement for incontinence supplies with Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply, according to a recent administrative bulletin.

Stakeholders seek ally in Azar

‘We just want to him to remember to come back with his commitment to Thune to look into the IFR’
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01/26/2018

WASHINGTON – The ink is barely dry on his confirmation papers, but industry stakeholders are ready to work with new Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

In brief: VA, HHS partner on fraud prevention; Beacon transitions HME biz to Alick’s

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01/26/2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and CMS are partnering to strengthen fraud prevention efforts.

It’s official: Azar is in at HHS

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01/25/2018

WASHINGTON – Alex Azar has been confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a 55-43 vote. At his Jan. 9 confirmation hearing, Azar told Sen.

VA, HHS partner on fraud prevention

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01/24/2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and CMS are partnering to strengthen fraud prevention efforts.

Most read stories: Will 2018 be the year of widespread prior authorizations?

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01/23/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The big story in mobility for 2017 was CMS’s new prior authorization program for two complex rehab codes, K0856 and K0861.

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Ins and outs of subcontracting

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01/23/2018

AMARILLO, Texas – Healthcare attorney Jeff Baird says no provider likes subcontracting agreements; nevertheless, there are a large number of them out there.

AAH sets sights on ‘sideliners’

Push for bid relief includes new Congressional Accountability Project
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01/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are casting a wider net for providers to build more support for a bill that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

In brief: Senate Finance Committee approves Azar, AASM recruits providers and patients

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01/19/2018

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee has approved the nomination of Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a 15-12 margin. The vote was split along party lines, with Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joining Republicans.

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