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Swapping growth for change

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This probably says it all: In this year’s State of the Industry Report, for our data on Medicare utilization for 2017, we decided to change the name of the column “2017 Growth” to “2017 Change.” Why?

Lincare, in the lead again

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The list of top 100 suppliers of DMEPOS by amount allowed for 2017 is in.

The top five looks like this:

Lincare, $539, 604, 080
Accredo Health Group, $475,577,257
Lincare Pharmacy Services, $277,122,027
Walgreen, $215,880, 876
Zoll Services, $212,308, 306

It's ... (almost) Summit time

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Innovation: a new method, idea, product.

You’ll find all that and more in this year’s educational lineup for the HME News Business Summit.

Bidding: Will CMS get it right the next time around?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

When provider David Chase first submitted bids for the competitive bidding program, his team of seven armed themselves with pencils, calculators and coffee, working every night for three weeks to understand their costs and come up with—what he thought—were sensible bids.

(More) solid middle

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The data’s starting to trickle in for this year’s State of the Industry Report (keep an eye out for it online in December!) and at least one of piece of data isn’t looking so bad.

Seduced by bacon: breakfast at #Heartland18

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As I trudged from the Ramada Inn over the humid skywalk to the Sullivan Brothers Convention Center I swore, I could smell the bacon.

Words are great, but now let’s see some action

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Ever since the interim final rule was published in the Federal Register last week, there has been a cloud of disappointment hanging over the HME industry.

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The Big Squeeze

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Like so many others in the HME industry, HME News has downsized a bit.

It’s time to double down

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Kelly Turner
director, People for Quality Care

Advocacy efforts are on the rise, as we near the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23-24 and the industry pushes for relief for non‐bid areas, structural reforms to the competitive bidding program, and a critical exemption of CRT accessories from bidding‐derived pricing.

Learning to say no: The evolution of an ATP

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Among the moments at the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference that drew the loudest round of applause was a story told by Michele Gunn.

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