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HMEB Hosts Free ICD-10 Preparedness Webinar

Slated for July 8, Brightree-sponsored event will outline steps providers need to take to ensure their businesses are ready for Medicare’s Oct. 1 switch to the new classification system.

CMS to Explain esMD on Free HMEB Webinar

June 29 event, sponsored by MEDFORCE, will help providers learn how to use CMS’s money-saving electronic claims program.

CMS Pays $1.3 Billion to Settle Hospital Claims

CMS settles with 1,900 on audited claims stuck in OMHA. AAHomecare asks, ‘Is there anything in sight for DMEPOS?’

Senate Finance Committee Passes Audit Reform

Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act aims to add transparency, oversight to audits and appeals process.

CBIC Reminds Bidders to Get State Licensure

Providers submitting bids for Round Two recompete must meet all state licensing requirements.

A/R Allegiance Enhances Service With CLAIMCollect and TouchCLAIM

Two new services aim to help providers more easily follow up with private insurance payors and maximize medical billing revenue.

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RAC Audits: Changes Are Coming

The remarkable increase in RAC audits has put a huge financial burden on providers to simply respond, and major changes are in the works, including improvements. What do providers need to know about what's happening with the program, and how should the prepare?

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How to Properly Prepare Your Organization for ICD-10

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule setting Oct. 1 as the ICD-10 compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. What should HME providers do to ensure they comply?



AAHomecare Delays Medicaid Cuts

Association secures push-back of HME cuts contained in the 21st Century Cures Bill; offers prior-authorization as a pay-for.

Rep. Blackburn Introduces Prior Authorization Bill

Tenn. lawmaker’s legislation would require CMS program to establish a program for higher cost DME similar to the power mobility demonstration project.

Washington Legislative Conference Just Around the Corner

Next week’s event gives providers an opportunity to lobby lawmakers and their staffs on behalf of various industry legislative initiatives.

MHPA Taps Moore to Lead Policy Team

HHS appointee will oversee policy, advocacy and research staff for national trade association for Medicaid plans.

Senate Hearing Highlights Audit Debacle

Senate Finance Committee explores problem of audit backlog, reviews possible methods to reduce problem.

AAHomecare Gears up for Washington Conference

Slated for May 20-21, the annual meeting and legislative push will cover key industry issues.

GAO Dismisses Protest over RAC Contract

CMS will likely move forward with assigning contract to Connolly LLC; reasons for dismissals are unclear.

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