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Medicare rates to fall by average of 37 under DMEPOS competitive bidding "Round 1 Recompete" contracts
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2013

CMS has announced the contract prices for items included in the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS


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


CMS call on Advance Payment ACO Model (Jan. 5)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2011

On January 5, 2012, CMS will host an Open Door Forum to review the Advance Payment ACO Model and a newly-released Advance Payment ACO application template


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


CMS and FDA publish parallel review pilot program notice
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

On Friday, October 7, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) (collectively, the “Agencies”) announced they were soliciting nominations from sponsors of medical devices to participate in the Agencies’ parallel review pilot program


CMS adopts DME minimum lifetime standard, finalizes DMEPOS competitive bidding interim final rule
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2011

CMS is adopting a Medicare DME minimum lifetime requirement (MLR) and finalizing a 2009 DMEPOS competitive bidding rule as part of its November 10, 2011 ESRD PPS final rule


CMS seeks comments on advance payments to ACOs, announces "pioneer" ACO model and ACO training sessions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

On May 17, 2011, CMS made several announcements designed to encourage hospitals, physicians and other providers to participate in "accountable care organizations" (ACOs) that offer cost-effective, coordinated care to Medicare beneficiaries


Comment opportunity on 2011 MAPart D bid submissions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2010

CMS is seeking input from Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plan sponsors and other interested parties on the Contract Year 2011 bid submission process in the Health Plan Management System


CMS delays second round of DMEPOS competitive bidding; provides update on Round 1 Rebid
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

On April 5, 2011, CMS hosted a meeting of the Program Advisory and Oversight Committee (PAOC), a panel advising the HHS Secretary on the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program


CMS schedules April 5, 2011 dmepos competitive bidding PAOC meeting
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On April 5, 2011, CMS is hosting a Program Advisory and Oversight Committee (PAOC) meeting to discuss the DMEPOS competitive bidding program