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Industry Lobbying Push Continues to Pay Off

More lawmakers back binding bids and audit reform bills, but more needed.

Jurisdiction A Clarifies F2F Requirement

When state has requires prescription annually, a new face-to-face is not required.

August Advocacy Boosts Industry Bills

Binding bids bill picks up 8 co-sponsors; audit reform bill adds 7 backers.

CMS: Uninsured Patients on Decline

Health spending report projects uninsured to be in half by 2023, but spending growth remains below 4%.

GAO Investigation: CMS Provided Insufficient Audit Oversight

Agency created a situation that quickly spiraled out of control; industry pushes AIR Act.

MED Group Slates Fly-in

Sept. 9-10 lobbying effort will support audit reform, binding bids bill.

AAHomecare: “Keep the Pressure on”

Industry urges providers to lobby hard on behalf of bidding, audit bills during congressional recess.

Audit, Binding Bids Bills Continue Momentum

Industry legislative efforts pick up more co-sponsors as industry intensifies lobbying during recess.



CMS Slates PMD Prior Authorization Call

Open Door Forum will answer questions regarding power mobility device prior authorization demonstration.

Oxygen Audits

Oxygen Audits: Under Medicare's Microscope

An examination of how Medicare audits are affecting the oxygen industry and how respiratory providers are responding.

Funding Fundamentals

Avoiding the KX Modifier Trap

Editor's Note

Your August Marching Orders

Providers work in an incredibly busy environment that is made even more complex by bad Medicare policies. However, providers must carve out time in August to battle those policies.

HHS Finalizes ICD10 Rule

Deadline for providers, physicians and other health professionals to conform to new diagnoses codes is Oct. 1, 2015.

Brightree Joins AAHomecare; Assists With Audits

Software maker signs up at corporate partner; will serve as IT lead on HME Audit Key service

Audit and Binding Bids Bills Gain More Ground

H.R. 5083 reaches 8 co-sponsors and H.R. 4920 now at 24 backers as industry approaches prime lobbying opportunity.

Webcasts

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The latest developments in CMS’s Medicare claims audit program and how you should respond.
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