CMS: 364 Suppliers to Be Offered Round 1 Competitive Bidding Contracts

Medicare says bid rates will save 32 percent on selected DME in certain areas.

Bid Rates to Be Announced July 1, CMS Tells PAOC

Rates to be posted to CBIC Web site.

Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Includes Implementation of Power Chair Purchase-Option Elimination

Comments to be accepted for 60 days following publication in Federal Register.

CMS Seeks to Add 21 MSAs to Competitive Bidding's Round 2

New metropolitan statistical areas would join 70 previously announced.

AAHomecare: Announcements of Bid Prices "Not Likely" Today

Industry awaits word of rates for Medicare national competitive bidding program.

NCART to Host National Medicaid Summit

Event will take place Sept. 29-30 in Nashville.

CMS: PPACA Requires Change to Maximum Period of Submission Rules

Under new policy, providers will have less time to submit DME claims -- starting with claims with Jan. 1, 2010, dates of service.

Industry Mobilizes NCB Repeal Effort During Congressional Break

Associations urge suppliers to contact representatives to ask their support on H.R. 3790.

AAHomecare: CMS Will Not Deny Non-PECOS Claims on July 6

"New" deadline and Jan. 3, 2011, deadline cause confusion for suppliers.

VGM Team to Conduct Summer Competitive Bidding Workshops

Seminars are designed to educate potential bid winners and non-winners.

VGM Group Is MAMES' Associate Member of the Year

U.S. Rehab and MAMES were among those who recently helped secure new reimbursement rates from Kansas Medicaid.

CIGNA Provider Contact Center to Remain Open May 6 with Limited Staffing

Jurisdiction C DME MAC cancels staff training to extend customer service hours due to interrupted service this week.

CIGNA: Certain Claims Are Now Subject to Signature Authentication

Citing Medicare's signature and documentation policies, CIGNA Government Services, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, says it will now check for signature authentication when reviewing Medicare claims that are being examined for additional documentation.

AAHomecare: H.R. 3790 Co-Sponsor Total Passes 200

Meeks' bill would repeal Medicare's competitive bidding program, but still needs to move to the House floor for a vote.

NGS Issues Reminder About Soliciting Phone Calls to Beneficiaries

Such phone calls are restricted under the Social Security Act

Funding Essentials

PMD Documentation: Fight the Temptation to Cut Corners

Industry Organizations Fight to Keep H.R. 3790 in the Headlines

Bill would repeal Medicare competitive bidding program

NHIC Issues 2010 HCPCS Codes Reminders

Changes involve patient lifts, repairs, wheelchair accessories.

House Passes Health-Care Reform; Obama Signs Bill Into Law

HME suppliers consider fallout, including loss of first-month purchase option for some power chairs.

Free Webcast Will Train Staffers to Obtain Co-Pays

Corporate coach Ty Bello of Team@Work to present March 17 session

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