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Just say no?

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Monday, April 23, 2018

During a round of many calls last week, I spoke with someone who attended Medtrade Spring last month who spoke with someone else in-the-know about Medicare’s competitive bidding program. They discussed the question everyone wants answered: What. Will. Happen. Next?

Judge getting impatient with HHS over massive ALJ backlog

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Friday, April 6, 2018
Elizabeth Hogue

I recently wrote an article entitled "Court Says No Recoupment Until After ALJ Hearings."  This article was about a court decision in which the judge said that recoupment of an extrapolated overpayment as a result of a ZPIC audit could not begin until after ALJ hearings were held.

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‘It is no longer worth the pit in my stomach’

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It’s always disappointing when the HME industry’s efforts to get relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program fail to cross the finish line. But this last time around, when H.R. 4229 failed to make the cut in a recently passed omnibus bill, it was particularly disappointing.

Medtrade Spring 2018: What's the buzz?

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

As a reporter, I’m the one used to asking the questions. At this year’s Medtrade Spring show I found myself on the receiving end many times.

Medtrade Spring 2018: Retail buzz and the Rolling Stones

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tom Ryan has a chip on his shoulder. Ryan, as many of you know, was a DME owner before taking the reins at AAHomecare. Before competitive bidding killed a solid, independent business of 20 years.

Got milk? It's time for Medtrade Spring!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Like many of you, I am gearing up for Medtrade Spring next week. My get-ready checklist looks something like this:

Tenacity pays off in 10 states, and counting

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Laura Williard
vice president of payer relations, AAHomecare

In December 2016, Congress passed wide-ranging healthcare legislation popularly known as the Cures bill that expedited the implementation of a requirement that the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement to states for HME cannot exceed what Medicare would have allowed for these items, in aggreg

Superwoman? It's CMR

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Friday, March 9, 2018

During my monthly cartoon meetings with Theresa, I’ve suggested a few times now, a cartoon wherein Rep.

A foot of snow and expansion of the bid program? We are aghast at the forecast

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

I am home today on the couch with my latest mystery novel enjoying yet another snow day (at least, until it’s time to venture out and shovel out).

I'll take, WTH? for $200, Alex

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Having worked at HME News now for longer than I care to admit (but, it’s been 12 years), I often find myself viewing the world through the lens of home medical equipment.

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