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Medtrade offers education on timely topics

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11/04/2020

ATLANTA – The Medtrade Virtual Conference that kicks off today will explore CMS’s decision to remove 13 product categories from Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

AAHomecare comments on product innovation

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11/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to move away from the gap-fill methodology and develop an alternative payment system, AAHomecare urges in comments to a recent proposed rule on innovation and technology.

Round 2021 raises big question: Where should pricing be?

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10/30/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders hailed CMS’s decision not to move forward with most of Round 2021 as a “watershed” moment, but they also criticized the agency for trying to have it both ways.

In brief: Bid amounts for braces, changes for CGMs and external pumps, provider reactions

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10/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS on Oct. 27 announced Round 2021 single payment amounts for off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces.

Providers commend CMS on changes to Round 2021

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10/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision not to push forward with the majority of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program has been met with support from numerous providers.

CMS publishes jam-packed proposed rule

Agency addresses non-bid areas, accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, CGMs, external infusion pumps
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10/27/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS seeks to continue paying higher payment amounts to suppliers in non-competitive bidding areas as part of a DMEPOS proposed rule that it published on Tuesday afternoon.

BREAKING NEWS! CMS announces Round 2021 payment amounts for back, knee braces

Agency plans to award contracts only in these two product categories
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10/27/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced Round 2021 single payment amounts for off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces—and only those product categories.

COVID accelerates intersection of DME, remote care

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10/23/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has unlocked telehealth, creating new opportunities for home-based care and DME, particularly in rural America, says Dr. Jacob Warren.

In brief: Lower premiums, NMEDA training, Rehab Medical’s expansion

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10/23/2020

WASHINGTON – Premiums for HealthCare.gov plans are lower for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from CMS.

Patricia Mastrandrea named HME Woman of the Year

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10/22/2020
Patty Mastandrea

WATERLOO, Iowa – Patricia Mastandrea, CEO of MedCare Equipment Company, was named the 2020 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual event today.

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