Editor's Note

If Not Now, When?

The time for hesitation is past. Providers must act on behalf of H.R. 5083 and H.R. 4920 if they want to fix audits, competitive bidding.

Industry Bills Pick up Steam

Binding Bids Bill up to 49 backers; AIR Act now has 36 co-sponsors.

Providers Flock to HMEB Audit Webinar

More than 380 attend AAHomceare, Brightree webcast on fighting audits; free replay available.

Industry Lobbying Push Continues to Pay Off

More lawmakers back binding bids and audit reform bills, but more needed.

Jurisdiction A Clarifies F2F Requirement

When state has requires prescription annually, a new face-to-face is not required.

August Advocacy Boosts Industry Bills

Binding bids bill picks up 8 co-sponsors; audit reform bill adds 7 backers.

CMS: Uninsured Patients on Decline

Health spending report projects uninsured to be in half by 2023, but spending growth remains below 4%.

GAO Investigation: CMS Provided Insufficient Audit Oversight

Agency created a situation that quickly spiraled out of control; industry pushes AIR Act.

MED Group Slates Fly-in

Sept. 9-10 lobbying effort will support audit reform, binding bids bill.

AAHomecare: “Keep the Pressure on”

Industry urges providers to lobby hard on behalf of bidding, audit bills during congressional recess.

Audit, Binding Bids Bills Continue Momentum

Industry legislative efforts pick up more co-sponsors as industry intensifies lobbying during recess.

CMS Slates PMD Prior Authorization Call

Open Door Forum will answer questions regarding power mobility device prior authorization demonstration.

Oxygen Audits

Oxygen Audits: Under Medicare's Microscope

An examination of how Medicare audits are affecting the oxygen industry and how respiratory providers are responding.

Funding Fundamentals

Avoiding the KX Modifier Trap

Editor's Note

Your August Marching Orders

Providers work in an incredibly busy environment that is made even more complex by bad Medicare policies. However, providers must carve out time in August to battle those policies.


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