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Like taking candy from a baby. Or, carbohydrates from The Kid.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, I was working diligently to wrap up my work on the October issue of HME News when I suddenly thought: low blood sugar.

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‘It’s called cost shifting and it’s bad for Americans’

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Friday, September 15, 2017

A wrote a blog a few weeks back called “Head banging” about the share of Medicare spending on DME, and the concentration of Medicare spending in different areas of health care.

A big ouch for Lincare

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Friday, August 11, 2017

The data is starting to trickle in for this year’s State of the Industry Report, which we’ll publish online in December. One of those pieces of data: the top 100 suppliers by amount allowed by Medicare.

Outlier snacks, data and the tyranny of the blank (logbook) page

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Monday, August 7, 2017

When it comes to data in healthcare, nothing does it like diabetes.

Head banging

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Friday, July 28, 2017

In case you missed it, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) in June published

The princess slept very well, thank you!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

In the game of life, it’s not uncommon to receive congratulations when someone learns you’ve bought a new house or car. This, despite the idea—at least to me—that I am also being congratulated on incurring debt that I will be making monthly payments on for (gulp) years.

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‘Action expresses priorities’

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In these challenging days of national competitive bidding pricing and widespread auditing, HME businesses can be, understandably, an insular bunch.

But there are problems in any market. And the severity of those problems typically ebb and flow, with periods of decline and regrowth.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

When it comes to the HME industry, data can be hard to come by.

Higher than ever

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Friday, June 16, 2017

With the better part of half a year now behind us (where did it go???), I thought I’d dig into Google Analytics and see what the most read stories have been so far this year.

Don't let the folksy veneer fool you, Heartland means business

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

James Rogers is not just here for the party. Oh yeah, he likes the parties: the hog roast, Fiesta in the Heartland.

“You’ve got to go, it’s lots of fun,” he tried to convince me (I do not like parties. There, I said it).

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