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OIG Approves Arrangement to Provide Free DME Samples

[06/06/18]

Posted on June 6, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On May 7, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published Advisory Opinion 18-02, which approved an arrangement allowing a durable medical equipment (“DME”) distributor to provide patients with product samples at no cost to the patient. OIG stated that it would not impose sanctions against the parties... READ MORE

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Obama Budget Contains Numerous Post-Acute Care Cuts

[03/05/14]

Posted on March 5, 2014 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

President Obama introduced his fiscal year (“FY”) 2015 budget yesterday, and there are many proposed cuts to post-acute care providers.  Some of the highlights include a number of bundled payment initiatives, a $100 co-pay for home health patients not discharged from a hospital and re-admission penalties for skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) with high hospital... READ MORE

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DMEPOS Round 2 Contract Suppliers Announced

[04/09/13]

Posted on April 9, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Kendra Conover

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced today the contract suppliers for Round 2 and the national mail-order program of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (“DMEPOS”) Competitive Bidding Program. As of April 9, 2013, there are 799 suppliers that have been awarded contracts in this round, and these contracts will affect... READ MORE

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Competitive Bidding Program Round 1 Recompete is Just Around the Corner

[07/12/12]

Posted on July 12, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Kendra Conover

The Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (“DMEPOS”) Competitive Bidding Program Round 1 Recompete will begin later this year.  Below is the schedule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has announced so far: READ MORE

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Only One Week Left to Submit License to NSC in Round 2 Competitive Bidding

[04/25/12]

Posted on April 25, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Kendra Conover

Suppliers participating in Round 2 and/or the national mail-order competition of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (“DMEPOS”) Competitive Bidding Program must have all applicable state licenses on file with the National Supplier Clearinghouse (“NSC”). Bidding suppliers must ensure that copies of applicable state licenses are recieved by the NSC on... READ MORE

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Update to Revalidation Enrollment Procedures

[08/11/11]

Posted on August 11, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

As an update to the previous post on the revalidation enrollment procedures it is important for hospices, home health agencies, and DMEPOS to know what level of screening they will receive from the Medicare Administrative Contractor (“MAC”).  In some instances these providers and suppliers will be screened at either a “high” or “moderate” level... READ MORE

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