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In brief: Not so fast CBIC, OIG on vents, reviews expanded

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09/25/2020

WASHINGTON – The CBIC recently sent a message indicating that Round 2021 “contract offers and disqualification information would soon be provided” in Connexion, but they did it without clearing it with CMS, according to AAHomecare.

Medicare Advantage: CMS touts reduced premiums, increased access

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09/25/2020

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Advantage average monthly plan premium is expected to decrease 11% to $21 in 2021, CMS has announced.

Round 2021 update: Not so fast CBIC?

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09/24/2020

WASHINGTON – The CBIC recently sent a message indicating that Round 2021 “contract offers and disqualification information would soon be provided” in Connexion, but they did it without clearing it with CMS, according to AAHomecare.

CGS adds ostomy supplies, diabetic shoes to reviews

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09/23/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS has announced two more widespread post-pay, service-specific reviews for ostomy supplies and therapeutic shoes/inserts.

Outlook for 2020: ‘Focus on service and trust’

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09/18/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit home that providers need to go from being HMEs to HMAs—home medical advisors, said Invacare’s Matthew Monaghan during last week’s HME News Business Summit.

Stakeholders size up Biden vs. Trump

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09/18/2020

WASHINGTON - How will the November elections impact the HME industry?

In brief: Audits pile up, M&A heats up, Masimo sues Apple

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09/18/2020

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

Audits start to pile up

Dressings, orthotics, urological supplies, CGMs all under review
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09/15/2020

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

Oxygen bill ‘ready and waiting’

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives is now on the hunt for a vehicle for H.R. 8158, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy.

In brief: COVID vaccine, Hub’s and Sears, MedCare’s new digs

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

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