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Chicken wings, beer and ... oxygen concentrators?

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Monday, January 21, 2019

So apparently, the New England Patriots won the AFC East (am I saying that right?) last night.

The gamification of health care

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

I know January is supposed to be a time of the-slate-has-been-wiped-clean optimism, but I’ve read a number of things in the first few weeks of 2019 that have left me feeling, well, despondent.

What are the surety bond requirements for DME?

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Eric Weisbrot

Several million Americans rely on Medicare as their main source of health insurance coverage, particularly those over the age of 65.

25 big ones, and still crazy for cartoons

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Friday, December 14, 2018

It just occurred to me and Theresa this week, as we were pasting up the January issue (yes, in addition to writing 98% of all the stories that appear in the issue, we also lay it out using InDesign!), that 2019 is the 25th year that HME News has been in print.

25 big ones.

Your tires are flat, but only on one side

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Jonathan Temple

Imagine you are having a problem with your car. You need it looked at, so you take your car to an expert to get it checked out at and diagnosed. You know you have problems with your car, but you want someone else to assess your car’s problems.

Are we headed for another 2012?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

“We believe we’re on the cusp of another 2012,” said Dexter Braff during a webcast today on the M&A outlook for HME.

What happened in 2012?

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Hold on. It could be a bumpy ride

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Friday, November 16, 2018

To help determine the focus of a recent webcast with Andrea Stark, we surveyed HME providers on an upcoming two-year gap period in Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

POC deep data dive: What are your take-aways?

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Friday, November 2, 2018

There seems to be an uptick in outsider interest in the POC market in the past few months, and it’s no wonder with Inogen’s off-the-charts financials, and Philips and Invacare dipping their toes into direct-to-consumer business models.

Can CMS freeze SPAs without contracts?

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Monday, October 29, 2018
By Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, MiraVista, LLC

In the recent ESRD Proposed Rule, CMS conveyed their intent to freeze reimbursement in Competitive Bid Areas (CBAs) using the single payment amounts (SPAs) when the program ends on Dec.

Something wicked this way comes: Literal (literal!) Mayhem heads to the Medicaid program

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Among the first providers I bumped into at Medtrade last week: The Feiersteins.

You know Lisa and Steve of Active Healthcare fame. They sold their sleep business and now focus on nebulizers and certain diabetes supplies.

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