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CMS safeguards patient access to certain medical equipment and servicesin rural and other non-contiguous communities

On the heels of the Rural Health Strategy released yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued an interim final rule with comment period to increase the fee schedule rates from June 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, for certain durable medical equipment items and services.
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CMS’ Open Payments posts full year of 2014 financial data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today published 2014 Open Payments data about transfers of value by drug and medical device makers to health care providers.
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New Medicare utilization and payment data available for medical equipment, supplies

As part of the Administration’s efforts to make our healthcare system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a new data set as part of the Provider Utilization and Payment files.
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NEW REPORT: COMPETITIVE BIDDING SAVING MONEY FOR TAXPAYERS AND PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE

People with Medicare are already saving money on durable medical equipment (DME) through the Medicare competitive bidding program, according to a report released today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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HEALTH CARE LAW PROTECTS AGAINST FRAUD, SAVES NEARLY $1.6 BILLION

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule today that prevents fraud in Medicare and is estimated to save taxpayers nearly $1.6 billion over 10 years.
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MEDICARE PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR NOTIFYING BENEFICIARIES OF THEIR RIGHT TO LODGE QUALITY OF CARE COMPLAINTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule today that would require most Medicare-participating providers and suppliers to give Medicare beneficiaries written notice about their right to contact a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) with concerns about the quality of care they receive under the Medicare program.
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