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New CMS Proposals Strengthen Medicare, Unleash Innovation and Promote Competition to Provide Kidney Patients with Better Value and Results

Executive order aims to drive innovation in End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and modernize payment for Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
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CMS Finalizes Policies to Modernize and Drive Innovation in Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Programs

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized innovative changes to the Medicare payment rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) and the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) programs. The policies aim to increase access to items and services for patients, drive competition and increase affordability.
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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.
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MEDICARE GIVES EMPLOYERS, CONSUMERS INFORMATION TO MAKE BETTER HEALTH CARE CHOICES

Health care law will allow patients to compare options, find best value
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MEDICARE EXPANDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM TO SAVE BILLIONS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced operational details for the next stage in a program that sets new, lower payment rates for certain medical equipment and supplies – such as oxygen equipment, walkers, and some types of power wheelchairs – while maintaining patient access to them.
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NEW MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROGRAM OFFERS VALUE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS ) launched the first phase of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program on January 1, 2011, in nine different areas of the country.
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MEDICARE SOLICITS NOMINEES FOR ADVISORY PANEL FOR NEXT PHASE OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting nominations for individuals to serve on the Program Advisory and Oversight Committee (PAOC) that advises CMS on various issues relating to the competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS).
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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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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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