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CMS Releases New Oxygen Claim Modifiers

After years of negotiating, AAHomecare convinces CMS to address need for new modifiers, which are to be used starting Aug. 1.

Numotion Taps CareCredit

National CRT provider will work with healthcare credit company to expand financing options for its clients.

IFR Increases Rural Rates for 7 Months

Blended, 50/50 rate schedule for rural and limited non-bid areas resumes, running June 1 through Dec. 31.

Jurisdiction D Releases TPE Error Rates

Enteral Nutrition tops the list in data gleaned from Fourth Quarter 2017 Targeted Probe and Educate audits.

Advocates Keep Working to Contain CURES Medicaid Cuts

Various stakeholders continue coordinating with state Medicaid programs to ensure they maintain sustainable funding.

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Tricky Territory: Collecting Patient Payments

Providers need to start collecting co-pays up-front. How can they ease the change?

Home Oxygen Company Earns CPAP Audit Reprieve

Audit contractor Noridian tells provider it has closed its audit file thanks to it squeaky-clean performance in Round 1 of the Targeted Probe and Education Audit process

Inogen Data Breach May Have Affected 30,000 Customers

Data accessed included Medicare identification number, insurance policy information and type of medical equipment provided, according to SEC filing.



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.

10 Retail Best Practices for HME Providers

Enact a plan that gets customers through your store to buy products that meet their particular needs.

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