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Turnaround king: Krecle takes helm at GAMES

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04/29/2019

ATLANTA – One of Devin Krecle’s top priorities as the new executive director of the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers is to help “revive” the association.

In brief: Arriva Medical execs settle lawsuit, trustees expect Part B costs to grow

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04/26/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two former Arriva Medical executives have agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

Medicare trustees expect Part B costs to grow steadily

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04/23/2019

WASHINGTON – Projected costs for the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Fund, which funds Medicare Part B and D, are expected to grow steadily from 2.1% of GDP in 2018 to about 3.7% GDP in 2038, according to the 2019 Medicare Trustees Report.

CMS bulks up PA program

Agency also adds four codes to ‘Master List’
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04/19/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has added seven codes for complex rehab power mobility devices and five codes for support surfaces to the national prior authorization program, AAHomecare reports.
The agency will roll the PMD codes into the program within 90 days, or July 21 by the association’s estimates.

In brief: Stakeholders launch bid website, Simply Home sues HHS

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04/19/2019

WASHINGTON – A group of HME industry stakeholders has officially launched dmecbpeducation.com, a website for providers to learn about the changes in Round 2021 of competitive bidding and to prepare their bids.

Stakeholders launch bid website

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04/18/2019

WASHINGTON – A group of HME industry stakeholders has officially launched dmecbpeducation.com, a website for providers to learn about the changes in Round 2021 of competitive bidding and to prepare their bids.

Industry knew feds would bust ‘obvious’ fraud

‘It’s a clear kickback, black and white’
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04/12/2019

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders aren’t surprised by a $1.2 billion fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary braces and they’re glad to see “bad actors” punished.

Pay attention to bid calculators, say poll respondents

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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly 80% of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they have used or plan to use new bid calculators developed by industry stakeholders to help them formulate their bids for Round 2021.

Medicaid: Expect more scrutiny

Several factors are contributing to an uptick in audits, say consultants
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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the Office of Inspector General and other government agencies regularly issuing reports on Medicaid overpayment issues, it’s no surprise that audits are increasing, says Kelly Grahovac.

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