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Many Providers Frozen by CMS’s ALJ Appeal Delay

Fallout from decision to not assign a judge to new audit appeals for two years felt across healthcare.

Video: ‪CMS Posts ICD-10 Video

MLN Connects Youtube offering covers coding basics‬.

CMS Release Jan. 22 Open Door Agenda

DME discussion will include fiscal year 2015 reporting cycle data collection requirements.

Brightree Acquires Strategic AR

Software player will Integrate accounts receivable company’s automated patient collections services.

Observation Deck

CMS's Unfair Capped Rental Decision

Why were bone growth stimulators the one item CMS decided not to move from the “inexpensive and routinely purchased” category and into the “capped rental” category?

PECOS Edits Go Into Effect

Providers will not be reimbursed for claims sourced from referrals no longer in system.

New Audits for New Year

Regions A, B, C recovery audit contractors post new reviews.

HME 2014 Preview

2014 Preview

Big Ten

The seventh installment of our annual forecast of key trends, obstacles and opportunities facing the HME provider industry shows that the coming year is one fi lled with challenges, but also chances for providers to reinvigorate their revenues. We examine what’s in store for the next 12 months and how providers should prepare.



Face-to-Face

Business Solutions

The Face-to-Face Countdown

The rollout of CMS's face-to-face requirement has been a non-stop series of delayed dates and constant confusion over what those dates actually mean. Now providers are not only wondering how they can convince legions of referral partners to comply, but what exactly is required and when. We talk to the experts to shed some light on the situation.

CMS Face-to-Face Clarification Sends Providers Scrambling

CMS says enforcement for face-to-face requirement was delayed, but not for 'detailed written order prior to delivery.'

Round One Grandfathering Deadline Approaching

Providers have fewer than two weeks to notify Round One patients whether or not they are grandfathering.

CMS Slates Special Open Door for Nov. 15

Call will cover streamlined access to PECOS, EHR, and NPPES MLN Conencts.

CMS Lowers Interest Rates

Agency trims 0.5% off Medicare overpayments and sets underpayments to 10.125%.

Network Health Taps Home Care Medical

Wis. HME, respiratory provider will be in-network provider for insurance carrier’s members.

NHIC Describes CERT Errors on Wheelchair Claims

Sample claims are said to be representative of the most commonly seen mistakes.

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