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HME Expo, Day 2

Friday, April 24, 2009

U Turn video Industry stakeholders told attendees of the HME Exposition & Conference today that they expect a bill to be introduced in the next few weeks that would repeal the 36-month oxygen cap.

HME Expo, Day 1

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The HME Exposition & Conference kicked off today at the Baltimore Convention Center with numerous educational sessions (positive feedback all around) and an exhibit hall.

Hitting the Hill

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The first thing you notice about Kevin Williams may be his complex wheelchair, but if you get to talking to him for a few minutes, you'll realize he's just another 31-year-old who wants to work (computer programming) and play (power soccer).

HME Business Summit, Day 1

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Sword in the Stone film It was a whirlwind day in Baltimore. There were five sessions and two workshops, as well as a networking reception. Here are some highlights from the day's events:

NCB goes into effect today

Saturday, April 18, 2009

CMS released this announcement late on Friday:

Have you hugged your representative today?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I put in a call to Wayne Stanfield this morning, only to discover the NAIMES office all atwitter. Seems they had a representative scheduled to arrive at any moment. No time to chat with a reporter.

'Let the races begin'

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The word on the street is that CMS has approved a form for a surety bond for the HME industry. Providers can now begin the formal process of obtaining bonds. "Let the races begin," said one industry source.

Who knew the RAC forum was such a hot ticket?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Anyone hear this message when they tried to dial into today's Special Open Door Forum on CMS's Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program:

Monster move