Durable Medical Equipment

CMS to host webinars on DMEPOS Competitive Bidding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold three webinars to explain the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program, which began in nine areas on Jan. 1, 2011.

DME bidding saved 37%

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A second group of contracts in a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment items showed savings of more than one-third, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

New database makes it easy to see how states are combating Medicaid fraud and abuse

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A newly unveiled database created by the Pew Charitable Trusts provides comprehensive information about states' strategies for combating Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Former Medicare administrators identify different priorities for reform

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Three former top Medicare administrators offered their proposals for reform Wednesday. The panel spoke at the Kaiser Family Foundation offices in Washington, D.C.

CMS: Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment expanding after successful first year

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to offer more than 14,500 contracts in the second round of its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment and supplies.

Fraud investigations, audits bring dramatically rising 'savings,' OIG reports

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The projected recoveries to the federal government from fraud-related audits and investigations are expected to rise 33% — or by $1.7 billion — in fiscal 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General said this week.

Medicare's competitive bidding program is doomed, researchers say

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Medicare's competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment was not built to last, new research asserts.

New durable medical equipment bidding process ill suited to long-term care, Congress told

Structural flaws in the newly implemented durable medical equipment competitive bidding process have caused significant service interruptions and supply problems for residents in long-term care facilities, congressional staff heard at a briefing Tuesday.

Health reform, Steve Jobs and owning more of the aging services pie

Health reform, Steve Jobs and owning more of the aging services pie

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To survive in this new era of healthcare reform, long-term care organizations need to carve out a bigger role in the continuum of care.

Report underscores problems with durable medical equipment Medicare claims process, group says

Report underscores problems with durable medical equipment Medicare claims process, group says

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General confirms that the regulatory documentation requirements for durable medical equipment Medicare claims are "confusing, onerous and must be improved," according to a DME provider group.

Medicaid payment bundling sparks controversy in Ohio

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Medicaid payment bundling is emerging as a key topic in national healthcare reform. As part of their research on bundling, federal lawmakers should pay attention to what is happening in Ohio.

Harborside Healthcare to pay $1.4 million settlement in kickback lawsuit

Harborside Healthcare has agreed to pay $1.375 million to the United States to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company received kickbacks through a durable medical equipment scam, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Durable medical equipment rebidding process to start in October

The 60-day supplier bidding period for the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) will begin in late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday.

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