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Thursday, August 1, 2019

I received an email recently that pointed out the amount of “negative” news stories in HME News.

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Have questions about multi-function vents? Nick Macmillan has answers

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Monday, July 29, 2019
Nick Macmillan
Nick Macmillan is director of market access and strategy for Ventec Life Systems

What is a multi-function ventilator?

What's your bid style?

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Theresa and I met last week to talk about the stories we’re working on for our upcoming August issue.

One last signature needed

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Doug Westerdahl
president and CEO of Monroe Wheelchair

In today’s world, navigating the insurance industry can be difficult. It can be especially hard for those with complex disabilities. This group of people depends on complex rehab technology (CRT) to live an independent life.

Timing is everything

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Friday, June 14, 2019

This year’s HME News Business Summit kicks off on Monday, Sept. 23, about a week after the bid window closes for Round 2021. The event is in Cleveland no less, one of the original nine competitive bidding areas.

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Digital health, Folgers coffee cans and bacon: A day in the Heartland

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

When last year’s Heartland Conference rolled around, I had just gotten my Freestyle Libre and was excited to take it on the road and see how much easier it was to check my blood sugar from the confines of a plane or during a session.

When in doubt, get out those ABNs

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Have you ever been in Best Buy, simply trying to purchase whatever electronic device and been forced to listen to *The Spiel?

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Prior auth for Group 2 support surfaces squeezes hospital discharges

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, MiraVista

With CMS launching a new mandatory prior authorization program for group 2 support surfaces in July, suppliers are understandably concerned about accommodating patients with immediate needs for pressure support, particularly upon hospital discharge.

What’s new about the DME competitive bidding program? Everything!

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Monday, May 6, 2019
By Cara Bachenheimer, Mark J. Higley, Robert Rankin and Dan Starck

Bob Dylan probably didn’t have durable medical equipment (DME) in mind when he sang “The times they are a-Changin.” But that memorable refrain could easily apply to Medicare’s DME competitive bidding program (CBP), which will implement a brand new process for bidding this June.
 

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