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In brief: Senate presses CMS on vents, C2C loses protest

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07/03/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have sent a letter signed by 38 senators to HHS and CMS asking them to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

QIC will transition from C2C to Maximus

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06/28/2019

WASHINGTON – C2C Innovative Solutions has lost its bid to remain CMS’s Qualified Independent Contractor for HME, according to AAHomecare.

Audit round up: RACs cut checks, UPICs run roughshod

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06/28/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly two years after Performant Recovery announced it would perform an underpayment review for Group 3 power wheelchair options, providers are receiving refund checks, says Andrea Stark.

In brief: RMS buys Med City Mobility, SC holds back on some cuts

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06/28/2019

MINNEAPOLIS – Reliable Medical Supply has made its first acquisition since taking on an outside investor last year: Med City Mobility.

Survey: Providers aren’t jumping to buy POCs

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06/28/2019

NEW YORK – Providers expect only 2.6% growth in their POC purchases over the next 12 months, according to a new survey from Needham & Company.

Senate backs vents issue

Deadline for sign-on letter is June 26
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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have a new ally in their bid to convince CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Traffic on bid website ‘positive’

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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s competitive bidding website, www.dmecbpeducation.com, has had 10,762 unique visitors year to date.

In brief: RAC audits test strips, Medicare overpays for PSG

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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Performant, the national RAC for DME, received approval from CMS on June 14 to audit blood glucose test strips (A4253) nationwide.

OIG: Medicare overpaid for PSG services

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06/20/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare made payments to providers for polysomnography services that did meet billing requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

A peek at the future at Heartland: Savvier patients, digital health and millennials

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06/14/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The healthcare industry has gotten smarter about what patients actually want, and HME providers are in the right place at the right time to benefit, said keynote speaker Jeff Cribbs at the Heartland Conference last week.

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