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CMS elects to wait on implementation of ‘minimal self-adjustment’ and ‘specialized training’

Last week CMS issued a final rule relating to Medicare’s competitive bidding program (CBP), the inclusion of off the shelf orthotics in the CBP and the definitions surrounding “minimal self-adjustment” and “specialized training” for providers that are eligible to provide certain … Continue reading

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CMS Announces New Phase of Controversial Competitive Bidding Program, OTS Orthotics Left Off

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this week that they will seek to hold a recompete of the bidding that set single payment amounts for Round 2 of Medicare’s Competitive Bidding program. Round 2 of the competitive … Continue reading

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CMS Announces Round II Rates for DME Competitive Bidding

CMS late yesterday announced new contract payment rates for Round II of their competitive bidding program for Durable Medical Equipment. On average, Round II reduced payment rates by 45%, and by as much as 72% reduction on mail order diabetic … Continue reading

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Doc Fix Deal Elusive with Time Running Out

“Doc Fix” Deal Proves Elusive in Year-end Legislation — Democrats and Republicans in congress are predictably having trouble making a deal to change the sustainable growth rate (aka SGR or doc fix) halting a 27% reimbursement cut to physicians serving Medicare … Continue reading

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