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Reimbursement doesn’t cover costs, study says


WASHINGTON – Medicare reimbursement rates cover, on average, only 88% of overall costs for companies providing HME products and services, according to a new study released yesterday by AAHomecare.

Utilization drops in Round 2 bid areas, GAO finds


WASHINGTON – The number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving DMEPOS in Round 2 areas decreased more than twice as much from 2012 to 2014 than in non-bid areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Drive Medical Canada buys DME brands from AMG Medical


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – A wholly owned subsidiary of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has acquired the mobility and bath safety businesses of AMG Medical, a Montreal-based wholesale distributor of medical professional and home healthcare products.

Persistence of providers pays off for patients


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers in the Southeast were prepared as ever when Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Oct. 8, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t face tremendous challenges.

CQRC turns up the heat


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home oxygen providers and manufacturers, has always taken an active role with CMS and on Capitol Hill, says Chairman Dan Starck.

Bill would formalize LCD process


WASHINGTON – A bill recently introduced in the Senate that seeks to improve how the Medicare Administrative Contractors develop local coverage determinations is more of a message bill when it comes to HME, stakeholders say.




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