Monthly Archives: December 2013

CMS Begins Rollout of Fingerprint Background Checks for DMEPOS Suppliers

According to recently released documents, early in 2014, CMS plans to award a contract to perform fingerprint¬†analysis and background checks for certain Medicare providers and suppliers. It has been nearly three years since CMS released their final rule on developing … Continue reading

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2014 DMEPOS Fee Schedule Released

With all of the different regulatory challenges and movements by payers to drive down reimbursements, even the slightest bit of good news can be reassuring. To that end, the 2014 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule was released earlier this week and … Continue reading

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CMS Releases Dear Physician Letter on PECOS Phase II

Last month, CMS again announced that Phase II of¬†their troubled PECOS program would be activated beginning on January 6, 2014. Earlier this week, CMS finally got around to releasing updated guidance to physicians informing them of the requirements they must … Continue reading

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Budget Deal Leaves in Place 2% Cut to Medicare Providers

Negotiators from the House and Senate announced a budget deal late last night to stave off nearly $100 billion in new budget cuts set to become active on January 1, 2014 without new legislation. The compromise bill, negotiated by Budget … Continue reading

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