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NCPA Lauds Letter Asking CMS to Call Off the MACs.
June 21, 2010 ... WASHINGTON -- In a letter to CMS, Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., asked that the agency "immediately instruct all Medicare Part B durable medical equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) to cease their...

Shelly Sez More.
June 21, 2010 ... ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Former pharmacist, HME provider and consultant Shelly Prial "retired" from writing his popular "Shelly Sez" columns for HomeCare in 2007, but we knew he couldn't retire from the industry he so loves. Now serving as Medtrade...

Task Force to Address 'Audits at Every Turn'.
June 21, 2010 ... ARLINGTON, Va. -- The American Association for Homecare said last week it is forming a task force to address the increasing number of audits facing HME providers. The new task force will look at the problems with HME claims that have been...

E1390 Review in Jurisdiction C.
June 21, 2010 ... NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cigna Government Services, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, said last week it will be implementing a service-specific medical review edit for oxygen concentrators (E1390). "This edit is the result of data demonstrating a high...

GAO Agrees: Home Infusion Is Cheaper Health Care.
June 21, 2010 ... WASHINGTON -- The drive to gain full Medicare coverage of home infusion therapy got a shot in the arm last week when the General Accountability Office issued a report supporting the industry's long-held assertion that home infusion therapy is...