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Tom Price is in as HHS secretary

‘Dr. Price has a strong appreciation of the role that home medical equipment providers play in allowing people to remain in their homes,’ says AAHomecare’s Ryan
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02/10/2017

WASHINGTON – The Senate early on Friday approved the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Price, a long-time champion of the HME industry.

CMS releases guidance on bid-rate relief

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02/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Suppliers won’t need to resubmit claims to get retroactive payment adjustments mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act, according to guidance released today by CMS.

CMS taps the brakes on Round 2019

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02/07/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has decided to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding to give the new administration the chance to review the program.

CMS adds teeth to bid program

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – After several rounds of the competitive bidding program now under its belt, CMS has implemented improvements to Round 2019 that could curb the ongoing race to the bottom, say industry stakeholders.

Work group aims to ‘reframe’ payment for technology

‘Why is it important and what does it prevent?’
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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The members of AAHomecare’s new Hi Tech Work Group will meet face-to-face at Medtrade Spring to set next steps in their goal of getting private payers to increase reimbursement for new oxygen and sleep therapy technology, or create new payment models for them

In brief: Republicans push through Price’s confirmation, reps introduce separate benefit legislation

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Competitive bidding: CMS to combine all future bids into one

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02/01/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS today announced it will consolidate all rounds of the competitive bidding program into a single competition, Round 2019.

UPDATE: Republicans push Price’s confirmation through committee

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02/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Senate Democrats delay Price’s confirmation

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01/31/2017

WASHINGTON – Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have boycotted a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., according to news reports.

N.C., Va. groups merge

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01/27/2017

CARY, N.C. – The move by two state associations to form one regional association follows larger industry trends of consolidation.

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