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VGM hosts bid eval webcast

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12/06/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group’s Mark Higley and Ronda Buhrmester are hosting a webcast on Dec. 22 on the preliminary bid evaluation (PBE) notices that providers received Dec. 3.

Gov’t in line for large recovery, OIG says

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12/04/2019

WASHINGTON – Taxpayers could see nearly $5.9 billion that has been misspent on healthcare services returned to the government, according to The Office of Inspector General in its Semiannual Report to Congress published this week.

Auditors avoid appeals process, make ‘major’ requests

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11/27/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – If you’re an HME provider trying to appeal a denial by a managed care payer, it’s probably not going very smoothly, reports consultant Wayne van Halem.

In brief: PromptCare acquires Hollywood Medical, United Spinal bolsters board

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11/27/2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – PromptCare has expanded into Florida, acquiring Hollywood Medical Supply.

In brief: Drive gets new CEO, AdaptHealth buys PCS from McKesson

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11/22/2019

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare CEO Bob Gilligan has stepped down, the company announced Nov. 19.

VGM to providers: Tell your story in RFI

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11/22/2019

WASHINGTON – A task force of the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives has published a request for information on “priority topics that affect health status and outcomes,” VGM reports.

Improper payment rates for DME have dropped $1.29B

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11/19/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS announced Nov. 18 that program integrity measures lowered the estimated amount of Medicare fee-for-service improper payments by $7 billion from FY 2017-19 to $28.9 billion, the lowest level since FY 2010.

Providers struggle with TPAs

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11/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The resurgence of third-party administrators for HME is bad news for the industry, according to the large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: Act fast on SMART Act, Medi-Cal drops drastic cut

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

Act fast on SMART Act, stakeholders say

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

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