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.
Accreditation Calculation Could you tell me what kind and by what entity Medicare will require accreditation of DME companies? By what date? Michael Hardison,
Washington Reps. David Hobson, R-Ohio, and Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn., have introduced a bill to rescind the Medicare reimbursement cuts scheduled for January
In a recent New York Times article, health writer Jane Brody wrote, Perhaps the most frightening symptom one can experience is being unable to inhale
Compliance training does not require the same education for all personnel. Handing employees the anti-kickback or HIPAA regulations accompanied by a big