WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2018)—Industry stakeholders are rolling out a new resource to help suppliers prepare for the next round of the Medicare competitive bidding program for HME. The new...
Hospice Consolidation Highlights Importance of Scale
Evolving market requires focus on local market dynamics
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2018)—In June 2018, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health & Human Services reported that most Medicare claims for replacement positive airway...
WASHINGTON, D.C (September 26, 2018)—On September 13, 2018, Representatives Sam Johnson (R-Texas) and John Larson (D-Connecticut) introduced the Homecare for Seniors Act (HR 6813) in the House of...
ATLANTA (September 6, 2018)—On January 1, 2019, any willing provider will be able to participate in the Medicare program, regardless of prior bidding “wins” or losses. What should providers do?...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (September 3, 2018)—QS/1, a pharmacy management system provider, has been selected to participate in the Surescripts Early Adopter program for the new National Council for...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an evaluation report for the first performance year of the Innovation Center’s Next Generation...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $8.6 million in funding to 30 states and the District of Columbia to provide state insurance...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The program was established...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2018)—On August 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized regulations first proposed in late April regarding the FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and...
(July 24, 2018)—In a July 19 blog post, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the creation of the CMS Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO). The goal of the CHIO’s role is...
Electronic Visit Verification
Choosing a model and vetting vendors
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps toward changing Medicare’s DME fee schedule payments, proposing market-oriented reforms to the...
By Liz Carey In its July 11, 2018, proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pitched new lead item pricing as a measure to improve the competitive bidding program,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Medicaid Provider Reassignment regulation that would eliminate a state’s ability to...