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CMS announces timeline for Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding Round 1 recompete
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2012

On August 16, 2012, CMS announced the detailed timeline for the Round 1 Recompete of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program, which applies to nine geographic areas where competitive bidding currently is in effect


GAO reviews states' implementation of ACA Medicaid provisions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2012

The GAO has released a report summarizing actions that selected states have taken to date to prepare for the ACA’s Medicaid eligibility expansion provisions that go into effect January 1, 2014


Obama Administration public-private partnership targets health care fraud prevention
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

On July 26, 2012, the Obama Administration announced what it characterizes as a “ground-breaking partnership” among federal and state governments, private health insurance organizations, and other stakeholders to prevent health care fraud


DMEPOS competitive bidding rule delay
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a notice announcing a delay in the effective date of its January 16, 2009 interim final rule with comment period implementing certain changes to the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetic, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA


Schedule of Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding supplier education events
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2009

CMS has announced a series of events to help suppliers prepare for the upcoming Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program


DMEPOS bidding contractors announced
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

On November 10, 2010 (approximately two months behind schedule) CMS announced the names of the 356 contract suppliers for the Round 1 Rebid of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program


DMEPOS Competitive Bidding meetingSan Bernardino, CA (Dec. 7)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2010

CMS is hosting two meetings regarding the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program for the Riverside-San Bernardino Competitive Bidding Area (CBA) on December 7, 2010


Rep. Stark introduces new legislation to strengthen Medicare fraud authorities
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

On September 15, 2010, Rep Pete Stark (D-CA) and Rep Wally Herger (R-CA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, introduced HR 6130, the "Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act


DMEPOS competitive bidding update
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

The Medicare durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2011 in nine geographic regions


Justice department reports nearly $5 billion in False Claims Act recoveries for FY 2012
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2012

The Department of Justice recently announced that it secured a record $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil fraud cases in FY 2012, including health care fraud recoveries totaling more than $3 billion