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North Carolina Lawmaker to Sponsor Audit Repair Bill

Rep. Ellmers steps up to spearhead legislation that would rein-in, repair CMS’s dysfunctional audit program.

AAHomecare Developing Audit Tracking System

Association launches effort to track and measure how Medicare audits are impacting HME providers.

Wis. Provider, Health Network Enter Contract

Home Care Medical will be an in-network provider for Sheboygan Employer’s Health Network.

VGM Group Acquires Healthcare Consulting Firm

Member service group will merge newly bought Simply Shops into VGM Retail.

CMS’s Wilson to Keynote Washington Conference

Chronic Care Policy Director will give attendees an inside look at agency’s current thinking.

HMEB Hosting Employment Law Webinar

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr lawyers explore employment law pitfalls providers need to avoid.

Inaccurate Claim Denials Overturned

VGM effort to collect inappropriate denials for OMHA meeting pays off for providers.

DHS Acquires RespaTech

Medical, DME portfolio company purchases N.J. full-service HME provider business.



Physical Activity Cuts Readmissions for COPD Patients

Study shows COPD patients engaging in any level of physical activity had lower readmission risk.

Just How Complex, Costly Are Medicare Orders?

AAHomecare infographic illustrates the high costs associated with Medicare DME transactions.

Various Groups Fight Bidding Expansion

Patient, clinicians, trade groups oppose proposal to take competitive bidding national.

Bidding Threat to Medicaid Bigger than Initially Feared

Expanding bidding cuts to Medicaid rates will result in reimbursement lower than Medicare.

Essentially Women Wraps Focus on the Future 2014

Fourteenth annual expo and conference features a range of accredited educational sessions geared for women’s health providers.

: 82 Lawmakers Sign Thomson-Braley Letter

Letter from Congress members opposing CMS’s proposed bidding rules is sent to CMS Administrator Tavenner.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for Washington Conference

Annual HME lobbying event slated for May 7-8 at Omni Shoreham hotel.

CMS Plans to Expand PMD Prior Authorization Demo

April 4 Federal Register includes preliminary information about expanding the demonstration project to 12 additional states.

MAMES Wraps Spring Convention

Event enjoys increased attendance, Mobilis Inc.’s Brabec recognized with 2014 Above and Beyond Award.

VGM Bidding Expansion Survey: ‘Harmful’

Effort gathers 854 completed public comment surveys and delivers them to CMS.

Congress’s SGR Patch Nixes Anti-Bidding Provisions

Short-term fix to physician reimbursement omits bidding amendments, but doesn’t include DMEPOS cuts.

ResMed, BMC Patent Battle Continues

ITC denies BMC bid to invalidate one patent, while ResMed withdraws another claim.

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How non-contract suppliers can enter and succeed in the competitive bid arena.

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Becoming an Audit Ninja: Key Techniques for Fending Off Audit Threats
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