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Clock ticks on bid relief

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01/03/2020

WASHINGTON – As the second session of Congress gets underway this week, stakeholders say it’s time to amplify their efforts seeking relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Providers tighten their belts

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01/03/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – With margins so thin, it’s no surprise that a majority of respondents (20%) to a recent HME Newspoll say their top priority for 2020 is reducing expenses.

In brief: Acquisition joins two ‘strong providers,’ Tricare to cover CPAP

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01/03/2020

GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Company has purchased the assets of Somerset Med Services.

The 25-year-old Somerset Med Services is a provider of home medical equipment and respiratory therapy services based in Somerset, Pa.

In brief: Rotech strengthens vent biz, Advanced sells home infusion biz

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12/20/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has acquired the respiratory assets of Good Night Medical.

What awaits in the aftermath of self-audits?

Stakeholders say they could be ‘standard’ going forward
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12/13/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry stakeholders are watching to see how the Office of Inspector General and CMS respond to provider self-audits on CPAP supplies.

In brief: CMS releases 2020 fee schedule, UnitedHealth Group buys specialty pharmacy

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12/13/2019

WASHINGTON – The 2020 Medicare fee schedule grants 1.6% to 2.4% CPI-U increases in several categories, AAHomecare reports.

CMS releases 2020 fee schedule

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12/12/2019

WASHINGTON – The 2020 Medicare fee schedule grants 1.6% to 2.4% CPI-U increases in several categories, AAHomecare reports.

Bid notices make for chaotic week for providers

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12/06/2019

WASHINGTON – The preliminary bid evaluation notices that went out last week caused confusion among providers, who say CMS is asking them for information they already submitted as part of the bid process.

In brief: OIG finds large recovery, F&P reports growth

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12/06/2019

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 last week.

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. 11 on the preliminary bid evaluation (PBE) notices that providers received Dec. 3.

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