In early October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data which provides a wealth of information related to durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies...
Back to School, Recess is Over!
With August recess behind them, Congress returns to Washington, D.C. this month with a full agenda. Our challenge will be to get key industry policy objectives addressed by Congress. There are two top...
While Congress permanently fixed the perennial Medicare physician payment reform issue earlier this year, Congress has been consumed with a new and wide array of health and Medicare issues, including...
In December 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted on the Web a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document stating that when it implements its authority to apply bid rates...
Will nationwide application be a reality later this year?
In addition to changing rates in non-bid locations, CMS plans to lower certain rates based on regional calculations, all under the guise of streamlining the bid program
Policy discussions cement the move toward this trend
Answers to key questions about the legislation that will bring some relief to the bidding process
The GAO identifies a series of significant issues that would need to be addressed before any manufacturer bidding program could occur.
Stakes are high for Republicans, Democrats — and our future.
I can't help it. Every time I visit Washington, my patriotic pride just seems to spill over. It was no different last month when I attended the American
Columbia, S.C. According to both government officials and industry stake-holders, vague Medicare supplier standards are partly to blame for DME fraud.
More than 450 providers, 225 manufacturers and 50 speakers gathered in the heart of farm country June 1-4 to talk about doing more with less, increasing
Washington What are the thresholds clinicians use to determine who qualifies for power mobility equipment and who doesn't? That question was the subject
Washington According to NCART, the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology, the only way for CMS to adequately control abuse and ensure