The risks of ‘swapping’ for durable medical equipment
Japa Volchok, D.O.
Apr 14, 2021
Skilled nursing facilities are to assume the cost of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) under a bundled payment methodology for residents in Medicare Part A covered...
CMS awards Recovery Audit DME contract
Jan 06, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given a recovery audit contract to Connolly LLC, a subsidiary of Connolly iHealth Technologies, in Region 5. The firm will oversee Medicare claims for Durable...
CMS to host webinars on DMEPOS Competitive Bidding
Dec 03, 2013
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%
James M. Berklan
Nov 01, 2013
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.
Former Medicare administrators identify different priorities for reform
Feb 01, 2013
Three former top Medicare administrators offered their proposals for reform Wednesday. The panel spoke at the Kaiser Family Foundation offices in Washington, D.C.
New database makes it easy to see how states are combating Medicaid fraud and abuse
Feb 01, 2013
A newly unveiled database created by the Pew Charitable Trusts provides comprehensive information about states’ strategies for combating Medicaid fraud and abuse.
CMS: Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment expanding after successful first...
Jan 31, 2013
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.
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...
Medicare’s competitive bidding program is doomed, researchers say
Jun 04, 2012
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
Mar 03, 2011
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,...