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New CMS Proposals to Modernize and Drive Innovation in Durable Medical Equipment and End-Stage Renal Disease Programs

Combined actions would increase access to durable medical equipment, reduce administrative burden, and encourage development of innovative therapies for beneficiaries on dialysis.
Press Release

CMS PROPOSALS TO UPDATE POLICIES AND PAYMENT RATES FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR CY 2014

On July 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2014.
Fact Sheet

NEW MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS TAKE EFFECT FOR SUPPLIERS OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final reminder about new requirements for most suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) to meet new quality standards by Oct. 1 and obtain a surety bond by Oct. 2 as required under Federal law.
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CMS REMINDS MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS NPI DEADLINE IS MAY 23

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds all Medicare providers and suppliers that beginning May 23, 2008, they are required to use only a National Provider Identifier (NPI) to identify health care providers in all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standard transactions used in the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program.
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SUPPLIERS SELECTED FOR NEW PROGRAM THAT REDUCES COSTS FOR CERTAIN DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

The Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program was mandated by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (“Medicare Modernization Act” or “MMA”).
Fact Sheet

OVERALL HEALTH CARE COST GROWTH PROJECTIONS SLOW FROM 2003 MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE EXPECTED TO LOWER PRICES

The rate of health care spending in the United States is projected to grow 7.5 percent in 2004, down from the 7.7 percent growth experienced in 2003, according to a report issued today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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NEW EFFORTS AIMED AT STOPPING ABUSE OF THE POWER WHEELCHAIR BENEFIT IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced a 10-point initiative to substantially curb abuse of the Medicare program by unscrupulous providers of power wheelchairs and other power mobility products who prey on Medicare beneficiaries.
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