February 5, 2019—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the expiration of the Medicare Provider Enrollment Moratoria on Jan. 30, 2019. The announcement includes states...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct mobile access to some...
10 Characteristics of Successful Homecare Team Members
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The Rising Cost of Care
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In Brief—CHANGE Act HR 4957/S 2387
Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End
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...
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 3, 2018)—Representatives on both sides of the aisle introduced the Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act bill that, if passed, will expand Medicare coverage to include custom...
Exploring Retail: 5 Questions to Cover First
Reach a growing market willing to pay for the products they want and need
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?...
HARTFORD, Conn. (August 23, 2018)—CareCentrix announced that Leslie V. Norwalk has been elected to CareCentrix's board of directors. With health care experience spanning more than two decades,...
(August 13, 2018)—Since inception in March 2007, the 10 Medicare Fraud Strike Force units have charged more than 3,700 defendants who collectively have falsely billed the Medicare program for...
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...
(June 27, 2018)—The Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) recently released a briefing titled “Facilitating Access to Medicaid Durable Medical Equipment for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries in the...
LAS VEGAS (June 27, 2018)—The Medtrade Spring Call for Presentations is officially on, with organizers looking for speakers and panelists to lead educational sessions at the April 17–18, 2019,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. and DEERFIELD, Ill. (June 19, 2018)—Health and well-being company Humana Inc. and Walgreens, a provider of pharmacy services and care in communities since 1901, are teaming up to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2018)—On June 15, 2018, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued its annual report to Congress. MedPAC is recommending that more products be included in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2018)—On Friday, June 1, 2018, CMS released CMS-6080-N, “Medicare Program; Update to the Required Prior Authorization List of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics,...