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Significant Proposed Changes For Federal Health Care Programs In President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Plan

From: McDermott, Will & Emery

Article by Eric P. Zimmerman and Elizabeth K. Isbey

On April 10, 2013, President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2014 (the Budget). The President reiterated his long-standing goal of reducing the deficit by $4.3 trillion over 10 years and his willingness to do so in part by saving $400 billion from changes to federal health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. According to the President’s budget document, these savings would be enough to cancel the sequestration required by the Budget Control Act of 2011, which went into effect in March 2013.

VGM vendor presents “extreme” wheelchair to war veteran

From: Home Care Magazine

The cherry blossoms were in bloom, the temperature was in the seventies, and Taylor Morris took off for a 45-minute ride through Rock Creek Park, leaving the group of guys in dress clothes and shoes following him in the dirt, so to speak. The occasion last Monday was the presentation of a new all-terrain Extreme 4 x 4 wheelchair, courtesy of Angola, Ind., manufacturer Innovation In Motion. IIM is a contracted vendor of U.S. Rehab, VGM Group, Inc.’s complex rehab division.

Taylor, a Cedar Falls, Iowa native, suffered horrific injuries May 3, 2012, in Afghanistan. As a … Continue Reading

DMEPOS Contract Suppliers Announced: National Mail Order Diabetic Testing Supplies and Round 2

From: CMS

CMS has announced the contract suppliers for Round 2 and the national mail-order program of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.

A list of contract supplier names is available at www.dmecompetitivebid.com. Contract supplier locations for each product category in each competitive bidding area can be found in the Supplier Directory at www.medicare.gov/supplier.

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New Name for CBIC Ombudsmen

CMS is changing the name of the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) ombudsmen to CBIC liaisons. This change will help distinguish the CBIC liaisons from the CMS Competitive Acquisition Ombudsman.  … Continue Reading