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CMS reports lowest improper payment rate since 2010...and TPE isn't going anywhere

Last week, CMS published in their blog that the 2018 Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate is the lowest since 2010. Even more significant for CMS, is that for the first time in improper payment reporting history, improper payment rate reductions...

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Deadline extended for comments to add Vents and OTS Orthotics to next round of CBP

On November 5, 2018,  CMS posted the call for public comments regarding the potential for ventilators and off-the-shelf back and knee braces to be phased-in for the next round of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. Per the CMS website:  The...

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Court orders HHS to clear Medicare appeals backlog by 2022

On November 1, 2018 a judge ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must eliminate the Medicare appeals backlog by 2022. At the time of the ruling, there were more than 426,000 unresolved Medicare disputes. While the backlog must...

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