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Industry Debates Merit of a Single Word

While H.R. 4229 language fails to make budget bill, lawmakers ‘encourage’ CMS to adopt rural relief IFR. The question is, what does that word actually mean?

CMS to Join Heartland Panel Discussion

Attendees to VGM event will be able to discuss regulations, reimbursements and audits with CMS representatives.

AAHomecare to Evaluate E-Prescribing Platforms

Association will work to promote adoption and acceptance of e-prescribing within the home medical equipment community.

The Perils of Part B

Before upgrading software, decide how deep you will wade into DMEPOS.

Bachenheimer to Launch Legislative Office for Brown & Fortunato

Longtime industry advocate takes on new position to open a DC-based government relations, legislative and regulatory office for industry law firm.

VGM HOMELINK Toasts Silver Anniversary

For 25 years, the VGM division has helped connect commercial insurance and workers’ compensation programs to HME providers.

Alzheimer's Prevalence, Deaths See Significant Spike

The growth of condition drives total cost of care for sufferers to surpass $250 billion for the second year in a row.

Texas Providers Fend off Medicare Cuts

Organizing and lobbying from state and national stakeholders reversed significant planned cuts from Superior HealthPlan.

GAMES, AAHomecare Stop Ga. Medicaid Cuts

Rapid response by associations stops Georgia DCH from basing Medicaid rates on the Medicare fee schedule.

HCPCS Codes Impacted by CURES Medicaid Limits Updated

AAHomecare records 244 reimbursement codes now subject to Medicaid reimbursement limits per the CURES Act.



HME Legal Expert Passes Away

Civil liberties leader and healthcare law specialist Neil Caesar succumbs to complications related to long-term illness.

Whitehouse Budget Includes HME Proposals

Budget package proposes policy changes such as competitive bidding revisions and eliminating face-to-face requirements.

AuditKey Offers Sneak Peak at Benchmarking Report

Prototype of the audit survey data shows a variety of ways providers can compare their audit performance to the industry.

CMS Relaxes Timetable for CURES Changes

CMS has backed off from its Dec. 31, 2017 deadline and stated it will work with state Medicaid programs on their compliance, reimbursement plans.

Next Round of HME Audit Key Submissions Starts Jan. 15

Industry audit survey will go from quarterly to half-year reports, includes new report benefit.

Problem Solvers

Oxygen Audits in the New Year

What can respiratory providers expect from a new audit program during 2018, as well as respiratory audits carrying over from last year?

HME Big Ten

Falling into Place

Our annual BIG 10 list yields both new and maturing trends that will shape HME’s strategic landscape for 2018. Trends include protecting rural access, remote monitoring, accreditation renewal, billing non-assigned, and distributed provider operations.

CMS Release First CURES-Related Medicaid Update

A State Operational Technical Advisory call discussed tool for comparing Medicare and Medicaid rates and explained reporting process.

Rehab Medical Revamps Its Website

Site redesign aims to help patients through insurance process as it relates to complex rehab.

Oxygen Audit Outlook: TPE Audits

Audit expert Wayne van Halem explains why respiratory providers need to pay close attention to Medicare's new TPE audits.

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