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OIG Flags 500 Home Health Agencies as Fraud Battle Intensifies and other can’t miss stories from the major news outlets
PADME Act Passes Senate, CQRC Commends Senator Efforts
A companion bill, H.R. 5210, is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sit-In Delays Passage of PADME Act in House of Representatives
Ultimately the House went into their planned recess (to July 5) Wednesday, instead of Friday, as planned.
AAHomecare Applauds Passage of PADME Act in Senate
Legislation to delay a new round of cuts to rural and non-bid area suppliers and provide additional fixes to the Medicare competitive bidding program for home medical equipment (HME) was passed by the Senate.
CQRC Calls for Action on PADME Act Following July Recess
“We ask that leaders in the House and Senate come together to advance legislation that retroactively delays the cuts on July 1 as soon as they reconvene,” said Dan Starck, chairman of CQRC.
CMS Releases Competitive Bid Fee Schedule Amounts for July 1
Section 302(b) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) established requirements for a new competitive bidding program for certain DMEPOS items and services.
Kaiser Permanente Study Reveals Connected CPAP Drives Compliance
More than 500 patients on CPAP therapy received support, including remote, automated coaching from ResMed’s U-Sleep platform.