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Champions re-double efforts on bid relief

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09/26/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. Cathy McMorris Rogers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, have sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to their peers in the House of Representatives urging them to co-sponsor H.R. 2771,

2019 HME Woman of the Year finalists announced

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09/24/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – Four finalists have been selected for the 2019 HME Woman of the Year award.

Bid window closes … without much fanfare

‘If we get the bid at our prices, great; if not, we will continue to operate per usual’
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09/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll report having a take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward Medicare, in the wake of the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Sept. 18.

In brief: Stakeholders issue bid challenge, Invacare appoints new board member

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09/20/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare asks providers to zero in on lawmakers who have previously co-sponsored bid-relief legislation and ask them to support H.R. 2771.

Stakeholders issue challenge on H.R. 2771

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09/19/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare asks providers to zero in on lawmakers who have previously co-sponsored bid-relief legislation and ask them to support H.R. 2771.

Stakeholders eye upcoming payment rule

‘What will be the formula in non-bid areas?’
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09/13/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are stepping back to take a larger view of payment issues for HME, with the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Wednesday.

Auditors avoid appeals process, make ‘major’ requests

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09/13/2019

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: Invacare sticks to target, Quality Biomedical takes on investor

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09/13/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reaffirmed its long-term target of $85 million to $105 million adjusted EBITDA run-rate by the fourth quarter of 2020 at the Baird Global Healthcare Conference in New York on Sept. 4.

Guilty plea entered for $424M fraud scheme

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09/10/2019

WASHINGTON – The owner and CEO of a telemedicine company has pleaded guilty to a $424 million conspiracy to defraud Medicare and receive illegal kickbacks in exchange for DME orders, the Department of Justice has announced.

Providers feel burned in California

Under a proposal, Medi-Cal reimbursement for an oxygen concentrator would drop to $55.19
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09/06/2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, may find itself in a bind for HME providers if a drastic reimbursement cut goes through as planned, say industry stakeholders.

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