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06/27/2022

This Week's Educational Webinars by CGS, DME MAC Jurisdiction B


06/24/2022

Governor's Inclusive Employer Award - Call for Applications!


06/23/2022

Ohio Advisory Council for Aging Appoints New Leaders


06/22/2022

Call-for-Questions for July NSCAC Meeting – Deadline for Submissions is June 30


06/21/2022

Intermittent Catheter Survey Underway to Identify True Costs of Providing Supplies

Breaking News from AAHomecare


06/20/2022

Medtrade Will Unite East And West In The Lone Star State

Medtrade Monday 6/20/2022


06/17/2022

Attention! You May Be Contacted by Aetna About a Medicaid Child/Youth’s OhioRISE Eligibility

Announcement from the Ohio Department of Medicaid


06/16/2022

HME News Accepting Applicants for 2022 Provider of the Year Award

Deadline is June 30!


06/15/2022

Older Ohioans Urged to Take Precautions as Extreme Heat Arrives

Important Message from Ohio Department of Aging


06/14/2022

Don't Miss Friday's Deadline to Provide Feedback to Help Tackle Ohio's Shortage of Direct Care Providers


06/13/2022

Participate in 2022 HME Financial Benchmarking Survey - Responses Due 7/15/22


06/10/2022

AAHomecare Develops FAQs on Ventilator EUA


06/09/2022

Deadline for HCBS Expansion Extended

Source: HomeCare Now


06/08/2022

FTC Launches Inquiry Into Prescription Drug Middlemen Industry


06/07/2022

This Week's Educational Webinars by CGS Administrators, DME MAC Jurisdiction B


06/06/2022

Ohio Seeking Feedback to Help Tackle State's Shortage of Direct Care Providers

Public Urged to Share Feedback by June 17 for Multi-Agency Task Force


06/03/2022

Ohio Medicaid SPBM Website Goes Live


06/02/2022

2022 HME Financial Benchmarking Survey Now Open!


06/01/2022

This Week's Jurisdiction B DME MAC Provider Outreach and Education Webinars


05/31/2022

AAHomecare Develops Messaging for Requesting Relaxed PAP Compliance


05/27/2022

Human Resources Professionals: Antitrust Guidance

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


05/26/2022

Public Health Emergency to Remain In Place Beyond Current Mid-July End-Date

HHS Reaffirms Commitment to Giving at Least 60 Days’ Notice Before Ending PHE


05/25/2022

Ohio Olmstead Task Force Organizes Legislative Advocacy Day Around Higher Wages for Direct Care Workers


05/24/2022

CMS Launches New Enhancement to Assist Beneficiaries Preparing for Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Renewals


05/23/2022

This Week's Educational Webinars by CGS, DME MAC Jurisdiction B


05/20/2022

VGM Group Is Hiring a President to Head Its VGM & Associates Division


05/19/2022

$85M Investment to Grow Ohio’s Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Announced by Governor DeWine

Source: Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities


05/18/2022

Urgent Call to Drive Support for HR 6641, The DMEPOS Relief Act of 2022


05/17/2022

Last Chance to Register for May 24th CGS Mega Workshop in Louisville


05/16/2022

Elimination of Certificates of Medical Necessity (CMNs) and Durable Medical Equipment Forms (DIFs)

News from DME MAC Jurisdiction B 5/16/2022


05/13/2022

AAHomecare Offers Complimentary Webinar on Introduction to Woundcare

Tuesday, May 24, 2-3 PM Eastern


05/11/2022

VGM 2022 HME Cost of Delivery – The Survey Results are in!


05/10/2022

Time is Running Out to Sign Up for Jurisdiction B DME MAC Mega Workshop

Program Scheduled May 24 in Louisville, Kentucky


05/09/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for the Week


05/09/2022

Nominate an Outstanding Older Adult in Your Community for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame


05/06/2022

Medicaid Managed Care Next Generation Program to Launch In Three Stages


05/05/2022

CMS Announces Removal of CMNs Effective January 1, 2023


05/04/2022

NCART and NRRTS to Host Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-In September 14


05/03/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


05/02/2022

May is Older Americans Month; Celebrate Links Between Older Adults and their Communities

Message from the Ohio Department of Aging


04/28/2022

Enforcers Continue to Target Discharge Planners/Case Managers

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


04/25/2022

Seats Still Available for In-Person Juris B DME MAC Mega Workshop

Scheduled May 24 in Louisville, Kentucky


04/20/2022

Update on Ohio's Redistricting Process - Where Are We Today?

Overview by OAMES Consultant The Fitzgibbon Group


04/18/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


04/13/2022

HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE


04/12/2022

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

A Message from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities Foundation


04/11/2022

This Week's Educational Webinar Offerings by CGS, DME MAC Jurisdiction B


04/08/2022

ALJ Backlog on Track to be Removed by Year-End 

Source: American Association for Homecare Insider


04/06/2022

CMS Announces Eligible Individuals Can Receive Second COVID-19 Booster Shot at No Cost


04/04/2022

Medtrade Will Unite East And West Under One Banner In 2023


03/31/2022

Connect with AAHomecare and OAMES at Medtrade West!

Medtrade West: April 4-6, 2022 - Phoenix Convention Center


03/30/2022

Registration Now Open for Juris B DME MAC Mega Workshop

Scheduled May 24 in Louisville, Kentucky


03/29/2022

Latest Enrollment Figures for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP


03/28/2022

CMS Approves Ohio’s ARPA Funding Relief for Medicaid DMEPOS Providers


03/24/2022

Provider Network Management & Centralized Credentialing Training Coming Soon


03/23/2022

Governor DeWine's 2022 State of the State Address: 'Seize our Ohio Moment'


03/22/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


03/21/2022

Contact Needed Now to Move Medicare Relief Bill HR 6641 Forward


03/18/2022

Last Call for Medtrade East Speaker Submissions

Deadline is Friday, March 25!


03/17/2022

AAHomecare Takes Part in Effort to Prioritize Respiratory Devices for Semiconductor Chip Allocation


03/16/2022

Why Every Provider Must Establish and Maintain a Fraud and Abuse Compliance Program

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


03/15/2022

AAHomecare Incontinence Survey for HME Suppliers

Survey Closes Friday, March 18!


03/15/2022

This Week's Educational Webinars by CGS, DME MAC Jurisdiction B


03/14/2022

Last Chance to Register for Wednesday's OAMES Spring Medicaid Webinar

Registration Closes at Noon Tomorrow!


03/10/2022

Ohio Department of Health Shifts to Weekly COVID-19 Data Reporting


03/07/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics this Week


03/03/2022

OAMES Spring Medicaid Webinar to Feature "Next Generation" Managed Care Update

Register Now for March 16 Program


03/01/2022

CRT Industry Webinar Scheduled March 3

Hosted by NCART, NRRTS, US.Rehab, and the Clinician Task Force


02/28/2022

Medtrade West Coming Up April 4-6 in Phoenix - Hope to See You There!


02/25/2022

Critical Period Ahead for Medicare Reimbursement Legislation

Extended House Work Period Provides Opportunity to Build Support and Add Co-Sponsors for H.R. 6641


02/24/2022

Don't Miss OAMES Spring Medicaid Webinar on March 16!


02/23/2022

Medtrade East 2022 Call For Speakers

Deadline is March 25!


02/22/2022

VGM Kicks Off Registration for Heartland 2022


02/21/2022

This Week's Juris B DME MAC Provider Outreach and Education Webinars


02/18/2022

Registration Now Open for OAMES Spring Medicaid Webinar


02/17/2022

Calling HME Providers to Drive Support for Medicare Relief Legislation HR 6641


02/16/2022

CMS Issues Home Oxygen Guidance to DME MACs

AAHomecare Alert 2/14/2022


02/15/2022

New Industry Survey: Updating Delivery Costs And More!

Survey Open Until 2/28/2022


02/14/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


02/11/2022

Helpful Tool to Understand HME Industry Shorthand


02/10/2022

Major HME Medicare Reimbursement Legislation Introduced - Game On to Gain Support!


02/08/2022

Jurisdiction B DME MAC Provider Outreach and Education Events This Week


02/07/2022

HHS Updated Guidance: Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities for Healthcare Providers

VGM Offers Insight for HME Providers


02/04/2022

Plans in Place for Medicare-Covered COVID-19 Tests Starting in Early Spring


02/02/2022

OAMES Annual Meeting & Exhibition Returns to Westerville This Fall

Save the Date for Nov. 1-2, 2022 Event!


02/01/2022

Older Ohioans, Caregivers: Prepare for Coming Winter Weather

Important Message from Ohio Department of Aging


01/31/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


01/27/2022

AAHomecare to Host Virtual Washington Legislative Conference Sept. 21, 2022


01/26/2022

The HME Benchmarking Toolkit is Still Available!


01/25/2022

Jan 28 Is Last Day For Medtrade West Early Rates!

Join Industry Colleagues April 4-6 in Phoenix, Arizona


01/24/2022

Have You Renewed Your 2022 OAMES Membership? 


01/21/2022

Jurisdiction B DME MAC "General ACT" Ask the Contractor Teleconference Call Scheduled Feb. 16


01/19/2022

Update To Prior Authorization List And F2F/WOPD Requirements

Sign Up Now for Ronda Buhrmester's "Live Chat" Tomorrow


01/17/2022

Media Campaign Highlights Value of HME and Need for Market-Based Reimbursements

Source: American Association for Homecare Insider


01/14/2022

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Vaccine; Allows Requirements for Healthcare Workers

Analysis by Legal and HME Industry Sources


01/13/2022

COVID-19 Testing Supplies for Ohio’s K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Universities


01/11/2022

Attention HME Providers! Reminder to Keep Ohio Medicaid Information Current


01/10/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


01/06/2022

CMS Announces the Redesigned Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor Website Homepage


01/05/2022

A Year In Review: 2021 Can Be Summed Up In One Word - Resilience!

Positive Message and Observations from VGM Government Relations


01/04/2022

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


01/03/2022

Molina Provider Bulletin: Potential Delay in Member ID Card Distribution


12/31/2021

Ohio Department of Health Aligns with Updated CDC Quarantine and Isolation Guidance


12/30/2021

AAHomecare Provides Analysis on CMS' Recently Released DMEPOS Medicare Rule


12/29/2021

A Fearless Forecast for 2022

Guest Article by Sandra H. Ratchford, Paul Werth Associates


12/28/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


12/27/2021

Reminder! Medicare Enrollment Ends Dec. 31


12/23/2021

Don’t Get Left Behind!  Renew OAMES Membership Today!


12/20/2021

AAHomecare’s Outlook and Analysis on Medicare Issues Heading Into 2022


12/17/2021

Congress Needs Feedback on Provider PPE Costs

Participate in Brief Survey for Critical Feedback


12/16/2021

Annual Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment Ends 12/31/21


12/14/2021

Survey on Wheelchair Service and Funding

NCART Shares News on Important Research Project


12/13/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


12/10/2021

Senate Approves PAYGO and Sequester Legislation

Breaking News from AAHomecare


12/09/2021

Virtual Ceremony Will Reveal the 2021 HME Woman of the Year

Award Honors Women who Make a Difference in the HME Industry


12/07/2021

Judge Halts Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

Breaking News from AAHomecare


12/06/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


12/04/2021

Medtrade West SmartSaver Rates In Effect Through Dec. 10 – Lowest Available Rate!


12/03/2021

Applied Announces New FDA Drug Reporting Service


12/02/2021

Federal Court Pauses CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers; Employers May Still Require Employee Vaccination

Guest Article Provided by OAMES Associate Member


12/02/2021

New Medical Director Appointed at Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Aging


12/01/2021

NCART Publishes CRT Telehealth Position Paper


11/30/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


11/29/2021

HME Benchmarking Toolkit Is Here! Now With Salary and Benefits Data


11/23/2021

Ohio Department of Aging Seeks Input from Ohioans with Dementia, Their Caregivers

Listening Sessions Will Shape Policy and Programs


11/22/2021

Ohio Medicaid Annual Managed Care Open Enrollment Update


11/19/2021

The Latest on Recoupment of Overpayments

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


11/16/2021

This Week's Educational Webinars by CGS, DME MAC Jurisdiction B


11/15/2021

ODM Medical Care Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting on Thursday


11/12/2021

Researcher: Medicare Advantage Plans Costing Billions More Than They Should

Article Source: HomeCare News


11/11/2021

Thank a Veteran by Hiring a Veteran

Veterans Day Message from Gov. Mike DeWine


11/08/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


11/04/2021

DME Not Listed Among Detailed List of Healthcare Provider Types Subject to New CMS Vaccination Regulations

Breaking News from AAHomecare


11/02/2021

Ohio Scholars in Aging Gives College Students Valuable Insights into Aging Services and Policy

Applications for Winter/Spring 2022 Program Open Through Nov. 14


11/01/2021

Congressional Update Message from NCART


10/29/2021

VGM Hosts "Coping With Continued Pandemic/Supply Chain Issues" Webinar on November 9


10/28/2021

Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment Local Coverage Determination L33797 and Related Policy Article A52514 Update

Joint DME MAC Article Posted October 28, 2021


10/25/2021

VGM Calls for Heartland Conference Speakers

Proposals Due by Dec. 17


10/22/2021

Last Chance to Sign Up for Next Week's OAMES 40th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Early-Bird Rates Extended Until Monday 10/25/21


10/21/2021

VGM Creates Durable Medical Equipment Community Emergency Response Committee

Please Complete Survey by November 11


10/20/2021

CMS Gets the Message: DME Rule Sent to OMB for Final Review

Breaking News from AAHomecare


10/19/2021

Countdown to OAMES Annual Meeting & Exhibition on Oct. 27-28!

Early-Bird Registration Expires 10/21/21!


10/15/2021

HME Advocates Garner 95 Signatures on Congressional Sign-On Letter to CMS and HHS


10/12/2021

2021 HME Woman of the Year Nominations Are Now Open

Nominations Due Oct. 22


10/11/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


10/08/2021

Deadline Extended Until Tuesday for Congressional Sign-On Letter!

More Support Needed on DME Rule and Medicare Reimbursement Relief


10/07/2021

It's October! Time to Sign Up for OAMES 40th Annual Meeting & Exhibition!


10/07/2021

Ohio Scholars in Aging Program Seeks the Next Generation of Leaders in Aging Services

Applications Now Being Accepted for Winter/Spring 2022 Program


10/06/2021

ACU-Serve Acquires Pro-Med


10/05/2021

Congressional Sign-on Letter for DME Rule and Medicare Relief Extended Until COB Thursday


10/05/2021

Call for OAMES Board Candidates – Applications Due Nov. 1


10/04/2021

Fall 2021 DME MAC Manual Now Available


10/01/2021

CRT Advocates Seeking Support on Congressional Sign-On Letter

Deadline Extended to Oct. 5


09/29/2021

Support Fast-Moving Congressional Sign-On Letter on DME Rule and Medicare Reimbursement Rates

Letter Closes Oct. 5


09/28/2021

Don't Miss Your Chance to Nominate a HomeCare Hero!

New Deadline Date is Sept. 30!


09/27/2021

"MedtradeMeet" Debuts At Medtrade East


09/24/2021

CMS Will Pay for COVID-19 Booster Shots, Eligible Consumers Can Receive at No Cost

DME MAC Jurisdiction B News 9/24/21 List-Serv


09/22/2021

2021 Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Annual Open Enrollment Is Underway


09/20/2021

Vaccine Mandate and the Health Care Industry

Medtrade Monday Guest Article by Jeffrey Baird, JD and Kelly Custer, JD


09/17/2021

Celebrate National Falls Prevention Week with Free Webinars and Walking Challenges from the Ohio Department of Aging

Sept. 20-24 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Week


09/16/2021

Help Recognize Exceptional Service to the HME Sector

AAHomecare Accepting Nominations Through September 24


09/15/2021

Time Running Out to Sign Up for OAMES Fall Medicaid Webinar on Sept. 22

Registration Closes at Noon on Sept. 21


09/14/2021

Registration Now Open for OAMES 40th Annual Meeting & Exhibition on Oct. 27-28


09/13/2021

Expanding Access to COVID-19 Therapeutics

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Update


09/09/2021

Calling On Ohio Providers to Participate in AAHomecare’s Virtual Washington Legislative Conference on September 29


09/08/2021

Two Weeks Until OAMES Fall Medicaid Webinar – Don't Delay! Register Now!


09/07/2021

Don't Miss OAMES 40th Annual Meeting & Exhibition this Fall!


09/06/2021

July 2021 Medicare Supplier Data Shows Minimal Change

Source: American Association for Homecare


09/02/2021

VGM Survey on DME Provider Labor Costs - Please Participate for Critical Input


09/01/2021

Philips Begins Remediation

"HME Newswire" Breaking News


08/31/2021

Resumption of Medicare Targeted Probe and Educate Medical Review Strategy


08/30/2021

CMS Notice to Patients on Respiratory Recall Significantly Lacking in Context

Insight from American Association for Homecare & VGM Government Relations


08/27/2021

Ohio Department of Aging Seeks Community Partners to Host Falls-Prevention Walking Events and Groups


08/25/2021

CMS Expands Medicare Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations


08/24/2021

VGM Fulfillment Announces Opening of New Warehouse Location in Pennsylvania


08/23/2021

CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics for this Week


08/20/2021

Registration Now Open for OAMES Fall Medicaid Webinar


08/19/2021

ODM Adds Buckeye as Medicaid Managed Care Organization


08/18/2021

CRT Monthly Update Coming Up August 24

Hosted by NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab, and the Clinician Task Force


08/17/2021

VGM Survey on DME Provider Labor Costs

Participate in Brief Survey for Critical Feedback; Responses Due 8/23/21


08/12/2021

OAMES Needs to be Represented in September


08/11/2021

Vanderhoff Named Ohio Department of Health Director

McCloud Returns to Former Post as BWC Administrator


08/10/2021

VGM Releases A Survey Regarding The Pandemic And Subsequent Labor Shortage


08/09/2021

Gov. DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update on Vaccinations, Delta Variant and Continued Local Efforts


08/06/2021

AAHomecare Shares Comments on CMS Home Oxygen NCD Memo


08/05/2021

Additional Data on Bid Results Report for Round 2021 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

CBIC Web Site Listserv Message 8/05/2021


08/03/2021

Now What?

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Ratchford, Paul Werth Associates


08/02/2021

Respironics Recall: Latest FDA Guidance

Medtrade Monday Guest Article by Jeffrey S. Baird, JD


07/29/2021

NCART Announces Plans for National CRT Awareness Week


07/27/2021

Hold the Dates for OAMES Fall Educational Events!


07/26/2021

This Week's CGS Administrators Provider Outreach and Education Topics


07/23/2021

Updated Resources Available for Providers Receiving CARES Act PRF Payments

Article Source: American Association for Homecare Insider


07/22/2021

VGM Sends Letter To FDA Asking To Expedite The Approval Of The Philips Respironics Alternative Sound Abatement Foam


07/21/2021

HME/CRT Advocacy Events Offer Virtual Opportunity to Make a Difference


07/20/2021

Medtrade West 2022 – Call For Presentations

Submissions Due by Friday, July 30


07/19/2021

HME News & MiraVista LLC Host Free Webcast on Philips Recall


07/16/2021

DME MAC Jurisdiction B Updated FAQs on Philips Respironics Recall


07/15/2021

Time Running Out to Sign Up for OAMES July 20 Webinar on Important State Issues


07/14/2021

Ohio Medicaid Postpones Phase 1 Go-Live Date for PNM and Centralized Credentialing


07/13/2021

Registration is Officially Open for Medtrade East - Take Advantage of SmartSaver Rates!


07/12/2021

ODA Public Forum: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Task Force


07/12/2021

Don't Miss OAMES July 20 Webinar Covering Important State Legislation and Medicaid Updates


07/09/2021

Lend Your Voice to Advocacy Efforts - No Travel Required!

Join Us Sept 29 for AAHomecare's Virtual Washington Legislative Conference


07/08/2021

VGM & Associates Guide To OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard


07/07/2021

Court Dismisses Challenge to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


07/06/2021

OAMES Associate Member OxyGo Donates to Urban Community School

Article Source: HomeCare News


07/02/2021

Registration Now Open for OAMES July 20 State Webinar


07/01/2021

Gov. DeWine Signs Ohio's Biennial Budget Bill Effective 7/01/21


07/01/2021

Deadline Approaching for HME Industry Financial Benchmarking Survey

Respond by Close of Business July 9


06/30/2021

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Opens Thursday, July 1

Breaking News from AAHomecare


06/28/2021

Frequently Asked Questions – Philips Respironics Respiratory Products Recall

Notice from CGS Administrators, Jurisdiction B DME MAC


06/28/2021

Relaxation of Requirements During Public Health Emergency

Article Source: Medtrade Monday 6/28/21


06/25/2021

DME MACs Jurisdiction A and D Release Billing Guidance for Respiratory Devices Impacted by Recalls


10/04/2012

2013 Salary Survey Now Underway by Homecare Magazine


09/24/2012

H.R. 6490 - Our Opportunity to Enact the Market Pricing Program and Replace the Medicare Bidding


09/17/2012

Kentucky Passes HME Licensure - Effective September 30, 2012


09/04/2012

House Small Business Committee to Hold Hearing on Sept. 11 on Medicare DME Bidding Problems


08/29/2012

Legislative Alert! Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Price Bill to Enact Market Pricing Program


08/21/2012

Medicare DME Bidding Round 1 Recompete Registration Now Open


08/09/2012

Expert Debunks Claim that Bidding Doesn't Hurt Beneficiaries


08/01/2012

Kasich Administration Launches Plans to Make Ohio Medicaid Stand-Alone Cabinet Agency


07/26/2012

Study Shows Medicare Bidding Toll on Iowa: 2,500 Jobs Lost, $200 Million In Economic Activity Gone


07/16/2012

Bloomberg Study Questions Medicare's Bidding Program


07/10/2012

2012 HME Financial Benchmark Survey - Get the Results!


07/10/2012

OAMES Member Law Firm Offers Analysis on Supreme Court's Ruling of Accordable Care Act


06/28/2012

Supreme Court Upholds the Individual Mandate in the Healthcare Reform Law


06/12/2012

Ohio Dept of Aging and Veterans Services Announce War Era Story Project


06/06/2012

Ohio Takes Next Steps to Modernize Eligibility Systems


06/06/2012

Caltech Economist: Potential for Disaster Is Built into Bidding System


05/17/2012

"When Competitive Bidding Hurts Patients", Boston Physician Criticizes Medicare Bid Program


05/03/2012

House Hearing May 9 Offers Chance to Highlight Serious Failings of Bidding Program