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Providers prep for return of RAC

New contract, however, means several improvements to process
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11/18/2016

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Providers should strap in: After a protracted lull, RAC audits will likely pick back up in January, now that CMS has tapped Performant Recovery, based here, to perform post-payment reviews for DME and home health/hospice claims nationwide.

In brief: CQRC urges passage of bid-delay, Vertess closes three deals

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care this week urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would delay steep cuts to reimbursement for home oxygen.

CQRC urges passages of bid-delay

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care this week urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would delay steep cuts to reimbursement for home oxygen.

Trump, man of mystery

Stakeholders latch on to president-elect’s stances on small government
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11/11/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are looking ahead at what a Trump presidency could mean for HME.

In brief: OIG to review bid program, HHS asks court not to intervene in Medicare appeals process

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11/11/2016

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has released its work plan for 2017, including post-award audits to assess CMS’s competitive bidding program.

CMS announces 2017 premiums

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11/11/2016

WASHINGTON – For about 70% of Medicare beneficiaries, the average monthly premium for Part B services will be about $109 in 2017, compared to $104.90 for the past four years, CMS announced Nov. 10.

OIG to review competitive bidding program

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11/10/2016

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has released its work plan for 2017, including post-award audits to assess CMS’s competitive bidding program.

HHS asks court to back off

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11/09/2016

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia not to intervene in the Medicare appeals process.

Medtrade 2016: Industry gets down to business

Bid program permeated annual trade show, but attendees are determined
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11/04/2016

ATLANTA – With its core base of attendees small businesses, there was no way this year’s application of competitive bidding pricing to rural areas wasn’t going to have an impact on Medtrade.

Competitive bidding update: CMS awards new contracts, finalizes changes to program

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11/04/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS on Nov. 2 announced the contract suppliers for the latest round of its competitive bidding program.

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