News


CMS Delays Face-to-Face Regulation Until Oct. 1

Rule requiring face-to-face examination by physician for various DME will go into effect next week, but not be enforced until October.

Ottobock Gains Exclusive Rights to BodiTrak Pressure Mapping

System uses proprietary, three-dimensional sensing material to protect against pressure sores.

Lawmakers Push to Advance 11th Hour Bidding Delay

Thompson, Braley work to have H.R. 2375 added to special House list of urgent bills.

HME IT Merger: Mediware Acquires Fastrack

Buy extends Mediware’s expertise in specialized acute, sub-acute and community-based settings further into DME market.

Providers Voice Bidding Concerns to SBA at Hearing

Various healthcare stakeholders press for delay to program's expansion via Round Two implementation.

H.R. 1717 at 131 Co-Sponsors

Bill that would replace competitive bidding with Market Pricing Program picks up 16 backers.

VGM Group, Benefits-365 Ink Deal

Insurance group offers CMS-compliant Medicare Advantage solution for providers, patients.

ROHO, Freedom Designs Launch Custom Order Program

Arrangement aims to streamline ordering process for ATPs seeking solutions integrating both manufacturer’s offerings.



AAHomecare, Md. Provider File Suit Against CMS

Suit calls for stop to Round Two because CMS violated rules, which also skewed bid amounts.

CMS Refuses Round Two Administrative Delay Request

Tavenner says CMS will void contracts of unlicensed Tenn. bid winners.

Rep. Thompson Intros Bidding Delay Bill

H.R. 2375 would delay Round Two implementation, Round One Re-compete for at least six months.

CMS Slates June 26 Open Door Forum

Call will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time that day; agenda not yet released.

VGM Heartland Attendees Take in a Whirlwind of Show

Along with a slate of conference sessions and networking events, extreme weather makes a brief appearance.

101 Mobility Atlanta Opens Doors

Provider aims to offer mobility sales and installation to North Georgia.

Medicare Remains Solvent Until at Least 2026

New report shows program in the clear two years longer than original projections.

Providers, Advocates Raise Bidding Concerns at SBA Hearing

Small Business Administration’s Seattle field hearing gives providers forum to call for halt to bidding.

Humana Plans to Use Competitive Bidding Rates

Private payor carrier will use reimbursement rates set by competitive bidding for non-network providers.

MPP Bill Hits 115 Co-Sponsors

H.R. 1717 racks up 19 more backers as industry continues lobbying fight.

HMEB, AAHomecare Host Free Advocacy Webinar

Providers urged to dial into June 14 call to learn how they can fight for their businesses, industry and patients.

Bidding Delay Letter Up to 123 Backers

More lawmakers join effort calling on CMS’s Tavenner to implement administrative delay.

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