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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.

VGM Group Benefits Wheelchair Athletes

Member service organization raises $12,000 for Iowa Chairiots.

Two More Lawmakers Back MPP Bill

California and Pennsylvania lawmakers push H.R. 1717 co-sponsorship to 166 supporters.

CMS Release Jan. 22 Open Door Agenda

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

Invacare: Third Certification Audit Approval Delayed

Third-party auditor says work required before final certification report can be sent to FDA.

AAHomecare Maintains MPP Fight

Association aims for including language in SGR legislation; Rep. Price continues working on H.R. 1717.

Medicare Cuts Hurting Home Health Jobs

New report shows sector lost 3,700 jobs due to 14% cut to HHPPS.



Essentially Women Slates launch Focus on the Future 2014

Fourteenth annual event covering women’s health will run March 16-18 in Reno.

Brightree Acquires Strategic AR

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

PECOS Edits Go Into Effect

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

HMEB, RSM Launch RT Survey

Respiratory professionals urged to complete the 2014 edition of our annual study.

New Audits for New Year

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

H.R. 1717 Notches Two Additional Backers

Continued lobbying brings MPP bill’s co-sponsors to 164 in remaining days of 2013; industry efforts enjoy renewed vigor.

CRT Stakeholders to Elevate Capped-Rental Discussion

As CMS’s final rule flies in the face of previous Congressional language, industry determines where to target advocacy efforts.

Two More Lawmakers Back MPP Bill

H.R. 1717 enjoys a continued up-tick in momentum with 162 lawmakers now co-sponsoring the bill.

Shirvinsky Steps Down from PAMS

Executive director of Pennsylvania association leaves after seven years at the helm.

Growth in Sleep Patients Expected to Slow

Latest survey conducted by HMEB and Needham & Company shows sleep volume to grow by 5.4% in next 12 months.

Senate Offers Industry Rare Support

Members of Senate Finance Committee aim to amend ‘doc fix’ with amendments designed to rein in competitive bidding.

CMS Finalizes Capped-Rental DME Reclassifications

CMS final rule reclassifies as capped rental a range of DME items previously in the 'routinely purchased' category, many items industry defines as complex rehab technology.

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