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HCFA Inherent Reasonableness Action Violates Statutory Procedures - HIMA

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The Health Care Financing Administration's proposed reduction in Medicare payment levels for six durable medical equipment categories "flatly violates the statutory language" of the inherent reasonableness statute, the Health Industry Manufacturers Association contends in Oct. 12 comments on the agency's Aug. 13 proposed notice.

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