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Competitive bidding program continues to maintain access and quality while helping to save Medicare millions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the new single payment amounts and began sending contract offers to successful bidders for Medicare’s Round 1 2017 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.
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Lower Costs, Better Care: Reforming Our Health Care Delivery System

Fixing America’s health care system doesn’t stop with guaranteeing that everyone has coverage.
Fact Sheet

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: STRENGTHENING MEDICARE IN 2011

In 2011, millions of seniors and people with disabilities enjoyed lower costs and improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act.  This report details how over 25.7 million Americans in traditional Medicare received free preventive services in 2011.
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CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT INCREASES, POLICY REFINEMENTS FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed its inpatient rehabilitation facility payment (IRF) rule for 2006 to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to intensive inpatient rehabilitation services when they are needed.
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MEDICARE IMPROVES ACCESS TO POWER WHEELCHAIRS AND SCOOTERS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced new national coverage criteria for mobility assistive equipment (MAE) including power wheelchairs and scooters.
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CMS PROPOSES NEW COVERAGE CRITERIA FOR WHEELCHAIRS, SCOOTERS

In its continuing effort to improve Medicare coverage and payment for power wheelchairs and scooters, while protecting the Medicare program and taxpayers from abuse, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released draft coverage criteria for these devices, as well as new codes to ensure proper payment.
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