Funding


2012 Fee Schedule Gives DME a 2.4% Bump

Uptick reflects consumer price increases; competitive bidding Round One rates remain as they are.

CMS Slates Next DME Open Door Forum

Jan. 11 call will be audio-only, streaming web event.

VIDEO - Invacare Outlines Bidding Preparation

Medtrade presentation with Mixon, Bachenheimer discusses how providers can prepare for NCB Round Two.

Sizing up the Super Committee

The Super committee was created as part of the budget and debt-ceiling agreement approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in August, and it could mean more funding trouble for the HME industry.

MedPAC Proposes Additional HME Cuts

Reimbursement reductions part of $230 billion plan to cover doc fix.

MED Group Launches Competitive Bidding Institute

Fifty-city seminar series on NCB preparation is open to anyone.

NGS Clarifies of KX/GA Modifiers Use

Jurisdiction B DME MAC issued a clarification on when modifiers can be used on same line in "same or similar" situations.

HQAA to Anthem/Wellpoint: 'Our Accreditation Counts'

Accrediting organization says insurance conglomerate is unfairly not recognizing its DMEPOS accreditation.



H.R. 1041 Picks up 5 More Backers

House competitive bidding repeal bill now up to 150 co-sponsors.

CBIC: Round Two’s Around the Bend

Competitive bidding contractor reminds providers of Round Two schedule.

Editor's Note

Not So Super

A special committee deciding the fate of Medicare cuts should have you worried.

Funding Fundamentals:

Are You Prepared for an Audit?

ZPICs mean no more business as usual in DME.

HME private payor funding

Business Solutions

Private Payor Private Party

Many HME providers have included private payor funding as an essential part of their business, and many more providers have been turning to the private insurance market in recent years as Medicare funding has been repeatedly cut. However consolidation and single-provider deals are making the private payor market increasingly difficult. How are HME businesses coping?

AAHomecare: 'What Happened to Bid Changes?'

Contrary to Congressional directives, CMS has made no changes to Round Two to protect beneficiaries.

CBIC Releases Round 2 Categories, Zip Codes

Expansion of bid program incorporates mail-order competition, bidding begins in winter.

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