Financial Services

2011 Big Ten

Financial Services

As CMS funding pressures force providers into new business models, they will require financial help from various sources.

DME MACs Yank Glucometer Coverage Revisions

All jurisdictions withdraw proposed revisions that posed sharp funding cuts.

NAIMES Outlines Round One Action Plan

Association launches state-level strategy for raising public awareness to imminent competitive bidding pitfalls.

Economist Calls for Bidding ‘Time Out’

University professor led the group of 166 auction experts that criticized CMS’s program.

AAHomecare Soliciting Bid Problem Info

Association collecting reports of problematic bids from industry.

New Site Collecting Bid Problems Debuts

Providers, partners and patients urged to document bid problems by Dec. 15.

34% of Round One Suppliers Suffer Shaky Credit

Study by Invacare calls into question CMS financial standards for bid winners.

CMS Warned About Bad Bid Winner Credit

Lawmakers notify CMS head regarding Invacare credit study.

CMS’s Physician Final Rule Includes New DME Rules

Includes first-month purchase option elimination, oxygen payment changes for relocating patients.

CMS Slates 2 NCB Calls

Educational calls scheduled for non-contract suppliers, referral agents.

CMS Lists Round One Contract Suppliers

Agency affirms Jan. 1 implementation date, says 356 providers will serve 1,217 contracts.

Funding Fundamentals

Focusing on Speed to Drive Quality

Observation Deck

Securing the Signature

Business Solutions

Going, Going GONE?

A discussion with our Editorial Advisory Board regarding the challenges providers face in the coming year, how to deal with them, and strategies for future success.

Editor's Note

House of Cards

Why is CMS pressing forward with NCB when it is abundantly clear that the competitive bidding it created is so fl awed that it will have disastrous consequences for the Medicare benefit, and for U.S. healthcare in general?

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